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How To Revise A Hot Scene

At the beginning of my career, I was a total wimp when it came to sex scenes. Sure, I had a steady reading diet of steamy novels on my Kindle, but I was scared of writing about the actual act. I can attribute this to my insecurities over being a romance writer in a religious family, but with every book and manuscript that I've written, I got over my squeamishness and started easing myself into writing the steamy stuff.

Unfortunately, everything that I'd learned about writing steamy scenes came from ripping off other authors (you can read about that process here), which meant that most of my sex scenes were static at best and derivative at worst. Rarely have I read actual scenes that I've written and thought, "Well, that's not too bad," because I always cringe at the dirty talk and forced chemistry. 
So, to make things easier for me, I've decided that I was going to streamline the revision process for my steamier manuscripts. This method gives me the chanc…

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