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Do you like to write sex scenes/love scenes?  Do they make you want to tear your hair out?  Something in-between?  Is there a method to your madness?

Discuss, dear friends!

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For those writers who outline or do intensive pre-planning, will you tell me what your process is like?  

ETA:  If you're willing to share a sample outline, I'd love to see it. 

Answer anonymously if you want.  Answer even if we're not "friends."  Answer even if you just stumbled across this post and have no idea who I am.  

(And hell yes, I'm spamming today.) *g*

a question

May. 29th, 2008 01:53 pm
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So I've heard folks say that X is a good storyteller but a bad writer -- and vice versa.  Who, in your mind, is both a good storyteller AND a good writer?  Who's a good storyteller but a sucky writer?  Who's a good writer or stylist but a not-so-good storyteller?  Do these distinctions make sense to you?

* For the purpose of this post feel free to mention any person who writes fanfiction, nonfiction, fiction, or poetry.
lerdo: (Don't Stop - lerdo)
Writers who write about serial killers have presumably not actually committed murder, though they may have researched it.  Is it any different when we're talking about writing fictional sex scenes?  Assume that I'm not talking about fade to black scenes. 

Do you think a writer must have had sex at least once in order to write about sex convincingly? 

The context for this question is that someone recently messaged me asking for advice on writing sex scenes.  I haven't had a chance to write back yet.  Frankly, I don't know if I'm even qualified to give her any advice beyond some suggested links.   At any rate, because of the person's age and certain things she said, I suspect she is a virgin.  That got me thinking.

ETA:  My question isn't about whether someone must have engaged in the specific sexual acts they're depicting, but rather have they actually been with a partner in some fashion, experienced an orgasm, and so on.
lerdo: (B/B Mirror Mirror on the Wall - lerdo)
I know that's a bizarre subject line, but it's accurate. :) For a while now, I've been curious about readers' preferences around what words are used to describe male and female genitals in fiction. Then someone left me [Poll #1109682][Poll #1109682]


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