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.
This is part of the new series of blog articles called “A Writer’s Guide…”, check out this article by writer Ryan Hickey on Nuclear Submarines.
Continuing with the new A Writer’s Guide… series, check out this article by author Virginia Soenksen on being an Art Historian.
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.
Maybe it seems a little weird to point out that writers should think about their readers… but I’ve seen enough stories dotted around the internet to know it needs to be said.
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.
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This blog post was suggested by YokoNakajima from deviantART. Big thanks for suggesting 🙂 So I thought I would add it to my World Building series.
In my last blog post, regarding How to be a more organised writer, I mentioned getting your writing space organised, tidy and removing/reducing distractions. The lovely Firestarawesome from Deviantart dropped me a comment regarding writing space, specifically communal writing areas.