Showing posts from May, 2014

Mercy Talks Sex: What makes a great love scene?

How much do you read? Have you ever wondered why some love scenes have that extra Um..Hm… and some others are mostly Uh Uh? As an admitted Romance addict I’ve compiled what I think is a list of the key ingredients for making your writing steam up the page. Prepare to be scintillated readers!!! Read all the way to the bottom for some links to a few books that I found irresistibly sexy! 1. Romance I’m just woman enough to admit that sex for the sake of sex gets a little boring after a while. Have you ever read a book where there are 250 pages of sex and 50 pages of story? I like a good sensual love story just as much as the next romanti-file, but enough is enough people. For the sex to be sexy there must be some connection to the plot. That is, the sex must serve a purpose. Usually that purpose is romance, or connection between two characters. It signifies a deepening of the relationship and progress towards intimacy. Sometimes it’s the climax of the romantic plot, and other times it’…

Tarot of Inspiration: The World

Sometimes we reach a point in the story where we aren’t sure which way a character needs to go to reach her destination. Maybe a little divination is in order! Mercy say what??? That’s right! Let the divine guide you when you need a push in the right direction. The World brings peace and harmony to your character’s life. The story is nearing its end, the circle turned to completion. She’s achieved all her goals, triumphed over adversity and now can bask in the balance of the spirit and the feeling of success.This card also signifies the beginning of a new cycle, which means the setting of new goals. Maybe it means the beginning of a new story in a series. Or the addition of a new narrative to the mix.  Drawing the World card might mean that your story has reached a short peaceful respite. Quiet moments can lead to higher climaxes later in the plot. All things are looking up, all trials have passed, and your character has reached their goals. Where does she go from here? What are her p…