theimprobablefiction

theimprobablefiction:

tylerchavers:

“I want you to bite my lip until I can no longer speak. And then suck my ex girlfriend’s name out of my mouth just to make sure she never comes up in our conversations. I’m going to be honest, I’m not really a love poet. In fact, every time I try to write about love my hands cramp… just to show me how painful love can be. And sometimes my pencils break, just to prove to me that every now and then love takes a little more work than you planned.

See I heard that love is blind so, I write all my poems in brail. And my poems are never actually finished because true love is endless. I always believed that real love is kind of like a super model before she’s air brushed; it’s pure and imperfect, just the way that God intended. See I’m going to be honest, I’m not a love poet. But if I was to wake up tomorrow morning and decide that I really wanted to write about love I swear that my first poem… it would be about you.

About how I loved you the same way that I learned how to ride a bike: Scared… but reckless with no training wheels or elbow pads so my scars can tell the story of how I fell for you. You see, I’m not really a love poet. But if I was I’d write about how I see your face in every cloud and your reflection in every window, you see I’ve written like a million poems hoping that somehow maybe someway you’ll jump out of the page and be closer to me because if you were here, right now, I would massage your back until your skin sings songs that your lips don’t even know the words to.

Until your heartbeat sounds like my last name and you smile like the pacific ocean, I want to drink the sunlight in your skin. If I was a love poet, I’d write about how you have the audacity to be beautiful, even on days when everything around you is ugly you see I’d write about your eyelashes and how they are like violin strings that play symphonies every time you blink.

If I was a love poet I’d write about how I melt in front of you like an ice sculpture, every time I hear the vibration in your voice so whenever I see your name on the caller ID my heart, it plays hop scotch inside of my chest. Yo it climbs on to my ribs like monkey bars and I feel like a child all over again. I know this sounds strange but every now and then I pray that God somehow turns you back in to one of my ribs just so that I would never have to spend an entire day without you.

I swear, I’m not a love poet. But if I was to wake up tomorrow morning and decide that I really wanted to write about love, my first poem it would be about you. And after all of that she was like, so how do you feel about me? And I said, put it like this: I want to be your ex boyfriend’s stunt man. I want to do everything that he never had the courage to do like… trust you.

I swear that when our lips touch I can taste the next sixty years of my life. And some days I want to swallow stacks of your pictures just so you can be a part of me for a little bit longer. If I could I would sample your smile and then I would let my heart beat, do the bass line, we would create the greatest love song of all time. Whenever, we stand next to each other, love I was the only one made for you and you can be at last my Etta James. I’ll be oh child when you’re in pain or you could be candy coated drops of rain even though it never rains in Southern California. And together, we could be music.

And when my friends ask if you’re my girlfriend, I’ll say no. She is my musician. And me… I’m her favorite song.”

Beautiful. This is why I love spoken word.

amandaonwriting

amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

amandaonwriting

amandaonwriting:

Let’s talk about sex, baby - Part Three

In Part One, I introduced the concept of writing a sex scene. In Part Two, I dealt with male archetypes and patterns of sexual behaviour. This week, I am writing about the female of the species.

Over the last two weeks there have been many comments about these posts, the most frequent being “my characters are nothing like this”. Well, that is a good thing. These are extreme archetypes. Your characters will be stereotypical if they are like this. As I mentioned before, your characters will have a combination of these traits, and many more. No one is alike.

Also, remember that damaged people create conflict and offer great opportunities for growth. Sex is base and primal. The way a character acts on this level will sometimes tell us more about who, or what, they are, than at any other time. They are, if you will pardon the pun, laid bare. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) 

Create a similar profile for your character, even if you do not plan to have a sex scene in your book. What was their first time like? What were the circumstances? How did it influence her attitude towards sex? As I said how they react on this primal level will tell you a great deal. Have fun with your sex scenes, whether it is between sheets or between the pages. Hehe.

(Remember: This is a cheat sheet for behavioural patterns. Feel free to disagree. There is no scientific basis for these definitions. They are a fun result of observation.)

Read more here

by Mia Botha for Writers Write