Packing Heat 039: Starring Role
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KC asks for some clarification about last week's podcast, specifically about using celebrities as characters in stories. I give my personal opinion. Need a more legal point of view? Check out the Publishing Law Center at www.publaw.com
Two yays for me! My self-published novel Camp Hell gets a Recommended Read from Fallen Angels Reviews, which puts it on the front page with the bigwigs. Go see.
Also, my novella Manikin makes top 10 in Short Horror at Preditors & Editors.
First, a brief recap of point-of-view (POV).
When you're working out a sex scene in your mind, consider what's going on with the person or people who are NOT the POV character. I'm not sure why this was such a big epiphany to me, especially after all this time. Think about what's special about the POV character's lover(s), what they say or do that makes them special, and the way they make the POV character feel.
Most people don't think of themselves as sexy. So shift the focus to their lover, instead. Give the lover the scene's "starring role," and block out your action to showcase them.