(found this post as I was consolidating old blogs – I wrote it 4 years ago after reading a particularly dreadful specimen of writing.)
Man meets Woman.
Use words like instant, overwhelming, sizzling, and fate.
Man and Woman endure peril.
Use words like danger, fear, and palpitating.
Man and Woman fight attraction, but give in.
Use words like simultaneous, ecstasy, arching, and moan.
Use at least five descriptions of male anatomy.
Bonus points if you can manage to avoid the words “manhood” or “maleness”.
Man saves Woman from peril.
Use words like hero, muscles, sweaty, and shimmer.
Man and Woman succumb to attraction once more.
Good luck finding words you haven’t used the first scene.
Man and Woman have a horrible fight.
Use words like leave, horrid, abominable, and frustrating.
Man and Woman make up.
Use words like happy, ever, and after.
Congratulations! You’ve just written a Romance Novel!