So you want to write hot sex? (Writing Erotic Romance)

I know that I’ve been mostly absent on the blog these days. Instead, I’ve been hosting other writers while I’ve been getting Eternal Ever After ready for its release in December, battling one hell of a head cold, and getting ready to leave for RI to attend the Indie Symposium this coming weekend.

 

When I haven’t been immersed in my own writing I’ve been reading How to Write Hot Sex—Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, edited by Shoshanna Evers.

 

Despite my fledgling fan base, I consider myself very much a rookie. If it weren’t for my critique partner, I’d have all sorts of strange things going on with body parts and sex toys would run amok with a mind all of their own.

 

One of my biggest problems as a rookie sex writer is forgetting where I’ve stuck things. 😉

 

Choreography is key.

 

I tend to write sex scenes that incorporate BDSM. Props can prove problematic if you forget them. What goes on must come off—whether it’s ropes, nipple clamps, hand cuffs, or even just a condom—it’s important to remember where you stuck things (pun intended). 🙂

 

Isabo Kelly discusses choreography and other elements when drawing the comparison of writing sex to fight scenes. Her essay along with Cara McKenna’s reminder about comfort levels in real ugly and tips on how to add realism to sex scenes were probably my favorite two.

 

In closing, Shoshanna Evers goes over some info on publishing which is good for those who are just dipping their toes into the ever changing publishing waters.

 

But with so much fantastic information from seasoned pros it’s hard to pick what I liked the most. So I suppose you’ll just have to buy a copy and see for yourself. 😉 This book is a must read for anyone who wants to try their hand at writing erotic romance.

 

By A.C. James

A.C. James resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her boyfriend who loves her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.

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