Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.
Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to learn...so occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once.
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Think of a word that is easy to overuse in description, especially romance or erotica.
My word is "kiss". There aren't a lot of synonyms for "kiss". When I write a romantic scene, I'm constantly using "kiss" over and over again.
Once you've chosen your word, brainstorm as many new and fresh words or ways to say it instead. Silly words, dated words, made-up words...think of as many as you can, and include them in you comments below.
Remember one of the rules of brainstorming is not to censor yourself. Put down any words that come to mind, even if you think you'd never use them.
Got some naughty words? List 'em! We're all adults here.
Embrace, lip-lock, peck, flutter of the lips, brush of the lips, besito, smooch, french, snog, devour, cover one's mouth with your own, claim one's mouth, claim one's lips, silence one with a kiss, sample, taste, press one's lips to skin, trace a line down one's skin with your lips, pucker up, discover one's lips, explore one's lips, plant a kiss...