1/23/2016 - 5 Tips to Write A Great Sex Scene
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The frequency of which do your characters have sex? If you answered over and over again every other chapter then that is one steamy story you're posting there. So hot that you will never need an oven to bake that turkey this Thanksgiving. Just lay that savory nakedness on those velvety pages and view that muscle toned meat sizzle. Excuse me... Wait, so this is why I am not invited to Thanksgiving dinner anymore. Nude scene

Anyway, if you're like me then you don't write erotica and possibly can't recall writing many sex scenes or else any at all. To put it briefly fiction you have to worry much more about censorship anyway, so if you choose to write a steamy scene it must be quick and to the point. In the end, everything in short fiction must be relevant to move the plot forward.

Books are a different matter. You have more freedom to become more descriptive and with that you've got more options to consider the story in "related" directions, i.e. subplots. If you want to write about infidelity one of your protagonists is having using the antagonist then you are more liberated to do so. And you do not have to skip out on some of the details.

The issue for most writers is where would you start when you want to write a sex scene. 'In bed,' you say. Well, if you are old fashioned. I have 5 easy tricks for you that will help you write a wonderful sex scene.

1. Learn just as much as you can about our fun parts

Many of us think we are experts with regards to sex, but few actually are. Think of it this way, if you don't work in the medical industry and study human anatomy i quickly would suggest you hit those search engines like google and do the maximum amount of research as you can. Often there is something new you can learn regarding the human body. When you do, that knowledge blended with creativity can intrigue your potential customers.

Here is an example of a website I've discovered that talks about the ten interesting facts about the vagina.

The best fact is that you are your diet. I can really create awesome scenes with that new knowledge. What about you?

2. Learn about the different positions

Wait, you realize all of those too right? I'm not a Kamasutra master and so i like to read articles about it with lots and lots of illustrations. Huge smile, okay I'm done. The objective of this is the same as doing all of your research on what the human body can do during sex.

Several of you may even be thinking, well Andre, I could always just grab my significant other and a lab coat and do my own, personal hands on research. You can, but think of it in this way. As a writer you constantly research new words to widen your vocabulary. Why so? With there being so many different ways to describe a scene. There are numerous different ways to write a sex scene in case you are keen to all the various ways people have sex.

3. Read erotica

That's not me a fan of erotica, but I check this out genre as an Oreo cookie. I recently like the cream filing. No pun intended. You don't have to read the whole book, just the juicy parts to view how others are writing about sex. You are trying to understand how other writers make an effort to engage their readers.

Should you be limited on what you know about sex and also on crafting it, you are going to involve some very soft scenes. Pun intended.

4. Be a director in your head

Did I just tell you to be a porn director? In the event that helps you with this tip, then sure. Once you write your scene think about the angles of presentation as well as their order when you have the scene unfold.

A simple way to follow this tip is usually to outline what happens in order and focus on what is shown for the reason that order; if you can draw then build a story board. Damaging the scene into a variety of moving parts will assist you to connect them in to a long fluid motion. Think of it as describing a tongue kiss from start to finish. Where you start doesn't need to be with the kiss, you can begin with 'the sweet smell of cognac that escapes by a lover's heavy breath.' The center pieces are broken into different scenes to help you with descriptions and connected as a way to show fluidity. The purpose if that you are engaging the reader by building up to the climax. Much like foreplay leading to sex.

Think of a lover slowly undressing when you. Think about the order of actions, each description and the way each connect, building up to the climax, which may be the lover fully nude. Hang on, let me get a drink of water.

5. If it doesn't turn yourself on then edit it out

So you shot the scene and today it is time to take it to the editor. Once again, this can be you. Now you have to reassess what fails by what leaves you... unchanged seeing the sex scene.

Once more you have to think of the overall scene in parts, examine what just doesn't get it done for you and what doesn't talk with the other parts. Sometimes you may feel a rise in anticipation to the climax when each part from the beginning?

If something just doesn't feel right, then kill it before it kills the atmosphere. Nude scene

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