Writing Hot Scenes

Today I’m blogging over at The Romaniacs about writing from female or male point of view, in particular those *hot* scenes.

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Do we really know what a man thinks?

More to the point, do we really want to know or are we happy to imagine?

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Pop over – would be interested to hear your thoughts on this. 

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RNA Conference, Sheffield 2013

I had a great weekend at the Romantic Novelists’ Association annual conference,this year held in Sheffield.

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Mandy Baggot was my co-driver for our road trip

Move over Thelma and Louise, here come Velma and Daphne

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It was lovely to  meet up with some of the Romaniacs

(L-R) Vanessa Savage, Me, Debbie White, Laura E James, Celia J Anderson

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And Linn B Halton from Love A Happy Ending Lifestyle Magazine

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Fab goody bags awaited us all!

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I attended some great presentations

Julie Cohen‘s talk on ‘theme’ being one of them

Sheffield Julie Cohen

Sue Moorcroft’s talk on ‘hot’ scenes

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Fiona Harper gave a fantastic talk on structure in a novel.

Talks from the publishing industry were very interesting too

Anna Boatman, Editor, Piatkus Entice

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A fabulous gala dinner, which involved a lot of laughter and possibly a drop of wine!

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Sheffield Laura Rhoda

Sheffield Debs Linn

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But plenty of time to relax and chat

Sheffield Sue Celia Kitchen

Sheffield Laura Vanessa

My 6.30 morning strolls with Mandy Baggot took us via the duck pond

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It was a fantastic weekend – thank you Sheffield University and the RNA.

A Quick Round Up

Just a quick round up of where I’m blogging/posting today and anything else that might be of interest

Today I’m over at the Love A Happy Ending Lifestyle Magazine talking about Clothkits and sewing.

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There are lots of great articles at the Loveahappyending Lifestyle magazine ranging from travel and gardening to chickens and traditions, with everything in between. Well worth a look.

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I have a mini blog at Love A Happy Ending Bookshelf where I’ve popped a post up.

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I received a lovely review of my book, United State of Love, from BestChickLit yesterday.

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I’ve sent a couple of books off to The Bookstop Cafe in Lincoln who are opening their book/coffee shop this weekend and are keen to support Indie authors. Good luck to them!

At The Romaniacs‘ blog, we have Pauline Barclay talking about her latest novel, Storm Clouds Gathering.

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And this evening I’m off to a talk from Chichester Copywriter about publishing.

Have a good week!

Sue

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I’m Having a Kiss Fest

It’s all about the kiss today … I’m over at The Romaniancs talking about kissing click HERE to pop over

In the meantime, I’ve listed some of my favourite ‘kiss’ songs, I’m sure there are plenty more, feel free to add any you can think of:-

Kisses for Me, Save all Your Kisses For Me – Brotherhood of Man

Kiss from a Rose – Seal

Changed the Way You Kiss Me – Example

Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

French Kissin’ in the USA – Debroah Harry

Shoop, Shoop, Song (It’s In His Kiss) – Cher

Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Frankie Vaughan

It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate