Hello all! This is my first topic-post, wee!!
I need help, opinions, suggestions, because I’m writing romance for the first time.
Romance is one of many facets of the story, alongside adventure, fantasy, and mystery. My writing style tends to be rather poetic (?) or prose-y, and this works fine when describing a landscape or the character’s internal narrative. I worry however that with romance scenes the writing style will get in the way of the immersion and heat that I want to inspire in the reader. In my first R scene I’m aiming for smut, but in its freshman year and with no actual sex quite yet. I’ve read a bunch of smut (you know, for research) and there are a lot of different styles. Some are less immersive and less hot than others, IMHO.
What distracts you when you’re trying to get into a smut scene?