Oscar Wilde once wrote, "The essence of romance is uncertainty." It's a clever observation. We walk a fine line when we woo — come on too ardent, and the undecided suitor might flee. And certainly in every male/female meet there's a combination of self-consciousness, uncertainty — and mutual attraction. And it's our jobs as writers, storytellers, to exploit those very human traits. In the early stages of a romance, these three traits drive every step of the new relationship. This workshop will look at relationship studies, including studies that emphasize the link between happiness and sex, passion and reason, and the chemistry of desire and attraction and then apply the results of these studies to our literary craft, focusing on how characterization, plot, motivation and conflict determine the level of sensuality, sexuality and intimacy in every romance, and how every romance novel is different. We can't just write great sex scenes. We have to write a great book. Jane will share tips and techniques for making a story sizzle — emotionally as well as sexually. While this session has a romance focus, the information will be of use to anyone writing about relationships in any type of fiction. Please note that this workshop includes content intended for adults.