November Round-up: 8 excellent articles I want to share

Firstly, I want to thank all my awesome readers for their kind words of support following my cat’s surgery. 

Due to her advanced age, such procedures are fraught with risk and while we are still waiting on results, it was heartening to receive so many kind words of support and encouragement.  Thank you 🙂

On with today’s post.  In case you missed it last month, I’ve decided to make the last Monday of each month a Round-up of articles I’ve really enjoyed during that timeframe.

November Round Up: 8 Excellent articles I want to share

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October Round-up: 10 awesome articles I want to share

What’s this!?  A Monday post that’s not Marketing?  Don’t worry, I promise Monday Marketing will be back next week.  However, I decided to shake things up a bit.  

So now, the last Monday of each month will be a Round-up of articles I have enjoyed during the month.  There are so many awesome blogs and writers out there, I want to share some of those with you each month. 

October 2018 Round-up: 10 awesome articles I want to share

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How to write realistic Sex Scenes (pt.1)

Firstly, let’s make something clear.  This tutorial is about writing sex scenes in fiction NOT writing erotica.

For those who don’t know the difference, erotica is literature written specifically to excite.  Erotica has very basic plots that are moved along with sexual acts. 

This tutorial is about writing sex scenes within regular fiction (leaning, as usual, more towards fantasy fiction).

Secondly, while my examples will portray heterosexuals many of the techniques, issues and suggestions can be adapted for homosexual sex scenes as well.

Thirdly, these sex scene tutorials became popular on DeviantArt than I expected and while the majority of peoples notes and comments seemed to suggest they found these useful in their writing, I did get a lot of notes from people who went into a lot of graphic detail about their own stories…which in my eyes were erotica.

While I am fine with sex scenes in books (if they work and do something for the plot/character development) I have no interest to be reading erotic plot lines or heavily gratuitous scenes.

All my thoughts on writing sex scenes will be listed here and in the second part of this tutorial.  Please don’t ask me to read your sex scenes for my advice.


banner how to write realistic sex scenes pt 1, photo of a man and woman kissing on a bed

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