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How to Write Emotion-Grabbing Romance without Sex Scenes

Have you ever read a book or watched a movie where the interaction between two lovers became graphic? Have you ever been absorbed in an adventure story and suddenly had to skim unnecessarily steamy scenes? I have, and I hate it. Not only does the sensuality rip me out of the story and make me roll my eyes, it taints the characters (and prevents me from recommending an otherwise great novel).

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Pruning

Father! Father! What are you doing sawing the branches of our apple tree? Won’t the tree hurt with all those cuts? Won’t it look ugly?

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The Future of Our Art Department

At Story Embers, we’re constantly striving to improve our methods for guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers. So far we’ve been concentrating our efforts on providing regular training through our articles, cultivating a dedicated community, and producing resources with action steps writers can follow. As we were refining our vision and goals for Story Embers this year, we had to make a difficult decision.

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