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The Journal of Lyda Morehouse


December 5th, 2008

Argh, a Sex Scene @ 11:38 am

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So I'm writing along and I've gotten to that point (today is a "Tate" day) when I need to write a sex scene....

Sex is one of those things I find very hard to write. I could never be an erotica writer. I think it's because writing, for me, is a very vunerable act in general. Even when I'm writing things that could easily be considered "fluff," there's a lot of me -- my soul -- that goes onto the page. Writing sex scenes feel like doing my private boogie in public, you know? And with that comes all the performance anxiety I might suffer TIMES TWENTY.

Plus, I worry that I'm just not that interesting in bed... at least, so that a large audience might enjoy the show.

Ugh.

Wish me luck
 
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From:cammykitty
Date:December 5th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I don't mind writing sex scenes if they are bad-sex scenes, the kind that forward the plot and reveal what's wrong with a relationship, but you're trying to write romance sex scenes, like ooey gooey ever so fun. That I could never write. Good luck Tate!
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From:moondancerdrake
Date:December 6th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
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If it helps to know, I write some erotica and sex scene are still hard for me to write. I find myself plotting them out in a detached way, like a fight scene. I've heard many complements on the sex scenes I do, so it must work, but there's some dread going into working on a sex scene, no doubt. The rest of the book darn near writes itself half the time, but sex and voilence, that's some hard work.
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From:haddayr
Date:December 6th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Don't forget the penis!

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