Can you write a kiss?

Romance writing is not my genre.

However, it’s good to step out of our comfort zone and stretch those writing muscles every now and then. After reading A Writer’s Path today I decided to try my hand at writing a kissing scene.

How would you write a kiss?

It’s not as easy as I thought. In fact I revised the tiny little piece below several times. I’d be embarrassed to give you the number.

Welcome Home

I watch, listen and wait. Outside, gravel crunches under tires, the car door slams, and his boots echo against the walk. My heart synchronizing with the pounding of his steps.

The door opens and I’m wrapped in his warm embrace. Nose to nose, heart to heart, I bask in his love. Our lips meet, and his kiss feeds my soul. At last, I can breathe. My joy, my life is home.

Thanks Ryan for the inspiration and the tips .

Get additional inspiration over at GalleyCat . Find tips from 20 Authors.

I hope you will have a bit of fun and give it a try.

Post your kissing, love scene, in the comments or leave us a link to your blog.


7 thoughts on “Can you write a kiss?

  1. Oh I love this post. I’ve read a lot of romance lately so…. But you’re totally right, it’s not as easy as you’d think. In your mind you can picture it but when you write it, it can sometimes turn into a steamy mess. lol. My writing partner actually made me write all the love/romance scenes in the YA book we wrote together. ‘Insert romance here.’ But I think yours is lovely. It’s very romantic.

    Here’s a kiss excerpt from my co-authored novel:
    I don’t know when it happened, but we’re close—inches apart. The beat of my heart pulses in my ear, and I can’t stop my eyes from straying to his lips. Do I really want to kiss him?

    My hand slips off his wrist as his hand brushes my hair away from face, and then his lips are on mine. Yes, I do. It’s soft at first until he slips my coffee cup from my other hand and draws me closer. Pressed against his body my skin tingles every place we touch, and I wonder if I’ll be able to stop or even if I want to.

    And then a link to one of my published short stories:


      1. Not necessarily. I think love/romantic scenes should be done appropriate to genre. In romance it’s all about that, but I think you have to go with your readership. If that’s not what you write, your readers might not want to see it either lol.

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