By Sharla Rae
When I was supposed be writing my blog for today I was catching up on new favorite TV series, Game of Thrones. I thoroughly enjoyed the chopping off of heads, sex, creepy zombies of the North, sex, war, slaughtering of animal, and did I mention steamy sex?
There’s just one problem. Afterward, I ran to my computer to write a blog and came up empty. I stared at the blank screen waiting for inspiration. Visions of chopped heads, sex creepy zombies, and more sex danced through my head.
So while I NEVER share my word menus with anyone but my crit partners, I was inspired to do so now. Enjoy my Sensual Word Menu.
Verbs or words that may work as verbs in some form are starred *
What do you do to ramp up the sexy in your writing? Do you have songs you listen to, books you read, words you refer to?
Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
I love Game of Thrones! Great list of words.
I love the show too. I read the books years ago and when I heard it was going to be a series, I couldn’t wait.
WOW! Who needs a dictionary or a thesaurus (which often don’t really help anyway) when I can use this! Thank you for sharing this with us, Sharla.
I love your list. This is one I plan to visit as often as possible.
I plan link my list blog to this one.
First, I want to watch what you watch! Great list, and thanks for sharing.
Love this! Thank you very much!
I like colors and textures for sensuality.
I don’t do music. I will reread one of my favorite sensual books sometimes.
I do love your list– quite extensive!
Finally, someone else who doesn’t do music with writing. Music is okay but when I’m writing, it’s distracting. In the quiet I can disappear into my story. Shar
Yippie! Trapped blank-stared drooling at my keyboard, I suddenly feel like writing. Thanks for snapping me out of it! -Kara
Thanks for sharing, Sharla. This is a great list. Marsha
What a terrific list of words!! Thank you ;).
And music is one of my favorite ways to be inspired to write scenes — sexy or otherwise!
Great list! I’ve been meaning to start something like this — seeing it here shows what a great tool it would be just to “get in the mood” to write. 😉
I have a specific playlist for writing. Since it’s familiar, it evokes mood, but doesn’t distract me.
Like your word list — and I see “moment” is on it, but it probably shouldn’t show up 267 times in a manuscript.
Terry, not sure that any word should show up that many times. Ha! Talk about echoes! Shar
Hi, Char. This post drew me over, when you advertised it on the DR list. I play music when I want to work on love scenes. Unfortunately I couldn’t read your sensual list, because it was a gif file, and I can only read text, can’t see pictures. Help! Thanks.
Varnia, Sorry you couldn’t read it. Putting the list in a gif file was the only way we could get it to show up in columns. It was a real pistol. Jen, our software guru figured it out for me. If you’ll send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, I’ll send you a word document.
To create the mood I need to write sexual tension on up to love scenes, I settle myself inside the body of my characters. Music is distracting. So is having people around (could never write steam sex at Starbucks). Great list! and thanks for sharing. I agree with an earlier commenter — better than aThesaurus.
Wow, this is intense! Thank you so much. It will come in quite handy as I’m editing my manuscript. 🙂
❤ Gina Blechman
Great list. I hope you don’t mind if I refer to it from time to time. I have a male co-author and the things he writes out would get us would get us in so much trouble. I have to be the filter and he doesn’t always like what I put but he knows that I’m right. (smile)
I like quiet when I’m writing/editing so I can visualize the scene or more like filter out his scene for a less graphic one.
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