I have a guest post on Through the Tollbooth about how to write a resonant YA kiss.
You’ve read that kiss. The one you’ve waited the whole book for, while the characters danced around each other. You wondered if the kiss would ever really happen. And when it finally does, it curls your toes and makes you squeal with joy. The characters you love are together, they’re kissing, and it’s perfect. When it’s over, the characters can’t stop smiling, and neither can you.
But now it’s time for your own characters to kiss. How can you capture that same joy and keep your readers riveted to the page? How do you make this kiss special, like none other? And how do you describe it without it sounding cliché or awkward?