1. Describe the lovemaking using three senses. Pick from physical sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, intuition-anticipation. Also talking, moving, thinking.
2. Drink some wine, recall a personal encounter, and start writing. After a day or two, read what you wrote. If it makes you blush, you captured something worth keeping.
3. If a purple-tinged or crude word is how the character talks and thinks, keep it. Test by reading the scene out loud.
4. The characters in love will set the heat level.
5. Love scenes are action scenes. Write them that way.
6. Exaggerate the characters' awareness of each other during the love scene.
7. Start the attraction when the lovers first meet.
8. Dialogue is sexy. Humor can be, too.
9. Raise the emotional stakes with each encounter. Romance is about the emotional bond between the hero and heroine.
10. Short can be just as satisfying to read as long as long as something is revealed in the scene.