How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes
By Ashley Lister
Writing a convincing sex scene can be one of the most difficult challenges for any fiction writer. For every capable storyteller, able to produce a scene that’s sexually exciting, there are a dozen or more writers crafting material worthy of the Bad Sex in Fiction Awards.
New writers and seasoned professionals alike can falter when faced with the challenge of writing about sexual intimacy. How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes is a practical guide to help every writer rise to this challenge.
Using a sensible approach, showing how contemporary masters of the craft are currently producing successful, effective and award-winning erotica, this book considers every aspect of the genre. With information on preferred vocabulary, the limitations of the genre, erotic characters, sex-positive writing and literary erotica, How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes demonstrates some of the most effective ways that convincing sex scenes can be portrayed on the page.
With examples from a broad range of writers, and using exercises that have been tested successfully in workshops and classrooms throughout the country, How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes is the indispensable guide for anyone wanting to include compelling, well-crafted and saleable sex scenes within their fiction.