Day 53 – Sexual tension between characters

Day fifty-three of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 1,200

The writing really flowed for me today. If not for the fact that I have a very long day ahead of me tomorrow, which will start at an ungodly hour of the morning, I would have kept going. Easily. But I had to stop. At least I can look forward to picking up where I left off.

As for today’s ease of writing, I must give all the credit to the sexual tension between my two main characters. What fun it is to write! The relationship between these two characters is something I plan to keep platonic. They are not and never will be lovers. But, they have great chemistry and the more time they spend together, the thicker the sexual tension gets. And the more fun I have writing their adventures together.

Certain dynamics between characters can make their scenes more or less enjoyable to write. I’d like to think that if I’m enjoying writing a scene so much, the reader will enjoy reading it just as much. Whether or not that is the case, I can’t help but wonder what the reader’s experience will be during the parts I didn’t enjoy writing as much. Is it actually possible to gauge what a reader might feel/think/experience based on the enjoyment the writer gets while writing? Who knows. I’m just glad I get to enjoy the writing process when I do and if I can have fun while doing it, I hardly care what the reader will think.

1 thought on “Day 53 – Sexual tension between characters

  1. “At least I can look forward to picking up where I left off.”

    Some big-author — Hemingway, maybe? — actually suggested doing this on purpose. I remember reading that once and seeing the advantage of it. (Though frankly, I never employ it on purpose. I’d rather keep going!)

    “The relationship between these two characters is something I plan to keep platonic. They are not and never will be lovers. But, they have great chemistry and the more time they spend together, the thicker the sexual tension gets. And the more fun I have writing their adventures together.”

    Love the idea of ramping up the sexual tension like this. If your readers aren’t sending death threats your way if you don’t get them together, then you’re probably not pushing it enough! lol

    “I’d like to think that if I’m enjoying writing a scene so much, the reader will enjoy reading it just as much.”

    I think most of the time, this is certainly the case. But even if it’s not, Stephen King says we should write first and foremost for ourselves, And when we’re really, REALLY writing for ourselves, that’s when we’re really into teh story and enjoying it.

    I can’t knock King’s results, so I’ll aim to replicate them!

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