This is a compilation of guides on how to write kissing and sex scenes! If you know of a good one that isn’t listed here submit it to me and I will update the list! Almost eveyr link is NSFW.
Accurately Write Gay Sex
An Instructional Guide to Kinks, Fetishes and the World of BDSM
Bare Bones [Step by Step/Stages]
Blow Jobs [And Getting Ready to Write Smut]
Casual Sex
Decode His Smoochin’ Style
Erotic Horror
For Starters
FuckYeahSexEducation [Blog]
Gay Sex
Gay Smut
Guide to Bottoming
A Guide to the Different Types of Kisses
How To Smut (For Virgins)
A How to Guide to Writing Smut (Or, how we all know you’re a virgin who’s writing slashfic)
How To Write A Perfect First Kiss
How to French Kiss?
How to Write Good Smut
How to smut - The Bare Bones
How to write a kiss
How To Kiss: 4 Types Of Kisses Men Love
How to write a great kiss!
How to Write a Kissing Scene
How To Write A fictional Sec Scene
How To Write Sex Scenes (Terminology Caution)
The Ups and Downs (of erections)
Domination and Submission
In General [and details]
Kinks and Fetishes
Kiss and Tell – How to Write a Kissing Scene
Language in Smut
Lesbian Smut
Lesbian Smut
Making Love
Meta on How to Write Realistic BDSM
Planned Sex 
The Orgasmic French Kiss
Sex Scene
Sex Scenes
Sex Scene References
Sex that Makes People Want to Cry
Smut 101
Smut 101
So I heard you want to Write Smut
Straight Smut
Twenty Steps to Writing Great Love Scenes
Types of Kisses
Types Of Kisses
Types Of Kisses
Terms [Vocabulary]
The Birds and the Bees of Writing Smut
The Basics
The Basic Ideas
The First Time
Tips from Smut-101
Write Sex Right
Writing Sex and Love Scenes
Writing (And reading) Sex Scenes: Good, Bad & Ugly
What is a french kiss and how do I do it?
What Does A Kiss Mean? 9 Kisses Decoded
Words and Synonyms 
Words for Sex
Writing a Sex Scene
Writing from a Male’s Perspective
Writing Sex
Writing Smut
Writing Smut when You’re a Prude
Writing Tips
3 Secrets for Writing a Good Sex Scene
7 Tips for Writing Sex in Fan Fiction
12-Step Program [How to Write Sex]



This is a compilation of guides on how to write kissing and sex scenes! If you know of a good one that isn’t listed here submit it to me and I will update the list! Almost eveyr link is NSFW.

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Fallen Angel Names


The following list is of traditional fallen angel names gathered from different religions, mythologies and lore. These angel names are of those angels considered to be of a bad nature.

Abaddon - fallen angel of death whose name means “to destroy.”
Abezethibou -…

masterpost for writers creating their own worlds, or even just characters

5 Strategies for Creating Unique Plots by Andrea Simoncic


This article here has some tips for writers on how to create unique plots. As we know, ideas are almost always recycled, and there are hardly more than a handful of different major plots being written worldwide, and across generations. However, we can still attempt to create…

Why a disease cannot be the antagonist


A question that comes up again and again while I am teaching Writers Write is whether or not a disease can be the antagonist. I don’t think so. Here’s why.


How do you set up Chekov’s Gun without drawing too much attention to it?
I’m going to use links, because foreshadowing isn’t something I’m good at explaining:


Doctor Who has never pretended to be hard science fiction … At best Doctor Who is a fairytale, with fairytale logic about this wonderful man in this big blue box who at the beginning of every story lands somewhere where there is a problem. - neil gaiman

(via doctorwho)

If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.

If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …

If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.

If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.

And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to.

Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds)

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The Books are Conversations by Jose Rosero

10 Famous Authors Who Used Pen Names

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50 Lyric Titles As Writing Prompts


Writing prompts are an excellent way to exercise the writing muscle. (We post a daily prompt on our Facebook page.) We thought lyric titles might be an interesting way to choose prompts. If you have a writing group, you could print these titles, cut them into one-liners, and get everybody to pick one from a box. Or you could just ask people to choose a number from 1-50.

Exercise: Answer the question by free writing for five minutes.

Choose one of the 50 Lyric Titles and complete the exercise

The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2013


These were the posts you wanted to see in 2013. Your favourite posts were divided them into three categories: writing advice, reference and resources for writers, and general posts. 

The Top 21 Writing Advice Posts

  1. Creating Characters - Five Mistakes Beginner Writers Make
  2. 123 Ideas for Character Flaws
  3. Search and Destroy
  4. 10 Essential Tips for Writing Antagonists
  5. Six things alcohol taught me about writing
  6. Why your story needs a theme
  7. Improve your writing skills by reading different genres
  8. Five instances when you need to tell (and not show)
  9. The Top Five Useless Phrases in Emails
  10. Heroes and Anti-Heroes - What’s the difference?
  11. 10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know
  12. The Top 10 Reasons to Write Short Stories
  13. Rewriting – A Checklist for Authors
  14. What are the rules of Write Club?
  15. The Top 10 Tips for Plotting and Finishing a Book
  16. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Writers
  17. Basic Plot Structure - The Five Plotting Moments That Matter
  18. Talk Show — How to let your characters tell their story
  19. Plotting - 10 Basic Dos and Don’ts
  20. Five things to do before NaNoWriMo starts
  21. How to write great dialogue

The Top 12 Writing Resources

  1. Body Language Reference Sheet
  2. Personality Disorders
  3. 209 Words To Describe Touch
  4. 50 Iconic Writers Who Were Repeatedly Rejected
  5. 10 Famous Authors Who Used Pen Names
  6. Nine Writing Jobs
  7. 17 Authors Being Honest
  8. The Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors
  9. 51 Grammatical Terms Explained
  10. Writers of Substance (Abuse)
  11. The 12 Common Character Archetypes
  12. Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words

The Top Nine Miscellaneous Writing Posts

  1. The Top 10 Literary Quotes About Coffee
  2. How to survive a relationship with a writer
  3. November is NaNoWriMo
  4. Banned Books Week - The 10 most challenged titles of 2012
  5. What if Emily Dickinson attended a writing workshop?
  6. The Top 20 Literary Quotes About Short Stories
  7. Writers Write Reviewers Choose Their Top Books of 2013
  8. Short Story Competitions
  9. November is When Your Novel Happens

From Writers Write

Anonymous asked: I've formed a bad habit where, instead of writing, I'll just sit and daydream stories, and they're always perfect because they never have to be translated from thought to form. As a side effect I've stopped writing almost completely. I try to get back into the habit of writing but I've found it hard to come up with ideas without sitting and daydreaming ideas, but doing that makes me lose the motivation to write. Do you have any advice to break this habit?


This was my ‘writing career’ when I was young. I’d come up with great ideas, wonderful ideas, aaand… I never got past jotting down the basic summary. Why? I’m still not sure. Maybe I was afraid of my ability to write them (reflecting, I think this had a large part of it). Maybe the first draft blues kept me from really understanding how to put the moving pictures in my head into words.

Thing is, though, even in movies, script writers and directions have to use language to convey what they imagine, and the fear of fucking it up is only hurting one person: you (and me!). I’m gonna be honest here; it’s not easy. It’s really hard, actually, and you need to keep trying and failing until you get on it. You can do this thing. You know you can.

Make peace with the shitty first draft. You have to accept this as part of the process. Breathe in, let go. This is one of the main reasons I draft in ink and paper, because it’s much easier to keep going without looking back. Don’t hesitate too long over which word to use; write both, underline, and move on. The only thing between you and perfecting your idea is the shit it’s gonna start out as, and you have to get that hammered out before you move on.

It’s hard. I know it’s hard. Your idea is so good, but it comes out so badly. Fear of the shitty first draft is the biggest motivation killer I know. It’s an emotional landmine, one that waits for when you come back to reveal something you liked while writing earlier is, in, fact, not that great at all. You have to accept this. You have to live with it and keep writing. It gets better later on, you just have to deal with the bad now. Don’t dwell on it. Get it down to edit later.

Outline. Outline and remember outlining is not writing; no matter how vague or detailed, you have to go back and put it into story structure later. Outline knowing that it’s a way to write without the scariness of writing, outline knowing it gets you closer to your goal. Outlining is your ally, but don’t let it hold you forever. It’s tempting to stay in the outline phase; it’s safe there, with no chance of failure. Don’t believe it; you have to move beyond it.

Deadline. Once the writing starts, find ways to stick to it. Give yourself goals and dates, tempt yourself with rewards (candy!) and punishments (do the dishes!). Find people to help you out; ask your Team You to check in with your process. If you’re having trouble, talk to them about plot points or just vague ideas. You need encouragement and the internet can be a great place to find it, but again, don’t get stuck there. You need to move on. You need to get those words down.

You can do this anon. Your ideas are worth it. Put those daydreams on paper, get partners to encourage or write with you.

Creating Characters - Five Mistakes Beginner Writers Make


I am often asked to appraise writers’ manuscripts. I have found that these are the most common problems beginner writers share when they’re creating characters.

1. Cardboard cut-out characters
Give your characters a life. Surround them with evidence of their past, present, and future. Everyday things that happen to them make them human. They should argue with their parents, forget a friend’s birthday, and hope everyone will forget theirs. They stub their toes, drop cell phones in water, and lose car keys. All of this must happen while they’re dealing with other people. The reader must see characters as real people. Writers create believable characters when readers are able to identify with them.  

2. Overcrowding - Too many characters
Don’t give prime space to minor characters. They simply crowd pages and daze readers. Readers do not want to keep track of characters in a book. Less is always more. This also applies when writing memoirs. Make space for two characters who influence and support your two main characters. Make these characters memorable and quirky. Don’t name characters if they don’t have a significant role to play in your book. Readers do not want to know the name of the waitress, the jogger, the doorman, the receptionist and the sales assistant. 

3. Over-writing – Too many words
Everybody does it when describing a character’s thoughts, actions or motivations. You know…The flowery prose, the reaching for descriptive heights, the excessive internal monologue. Good writing means writing clearly and economically. It means using the five senses on every page. Use strong verbs, precise nouns and proper sentence structure. Great writing does not mean lots of words. It especially does not mean lots of big words. Don’t contrive a style. Correct, simple words show everything.

4. Tormented heroes - Too many thoughts, not enough actions
Most new writers spend too much time in their characters’ heads. To make characters human we need to see them act. Make them get up and do things. A character needs to move forward in a story. The reader needs to see him as a person who is in trouble and identify with him. A common mistake occurs when a character reviews actions. And then thinks it through again. This reveals a lack of skill on the writer’s part when he feels he has not shown the idea the first time around. Your reader will lose interest if you do this.

5. Lack of Setting - Where am I? 
Imagine watching a film where characters live on a blank screen. That is the equivalent of lack of setting in a novel.  Show characters in their cars, homes and offices. Use decor, food and medication to define them. To create a believable setting in a novel, characters must see, smell, hear, taste and touch in that setting. Characters can’t respond to surroundings if they don’t have any. Make your characters uncomfortable. Put them in a crowded lift, or a traffic jam. Make sure there is no coffee in the cupboard when they most need it. Give your character a life through setting.

by Amanda Patterson