She writes erotica under the pseudonym Primula Bond with books published by HarperCollins, and works as a book editor for erotic and romantic novelists. In this guest post, Anastasia shares tips on writing great erotica — and how to put together those steamy sex scenes. And uh, yes: strong language lies ahead. All I will say is that you do need to respect your basic story structure. The teasing quality of a suspense-driven story Will the heroine succeed or not? That said, your story can be relatively simple — and relatively short.
How to Write a Toe-Curling Sex Scene That Blows Reader’s Minds
How to Write a Toe-Curling Sex Scene That Blows Reader's Minds - Writer Blueprint
Without being too vulgar? The potential embarrassment. The sheer privacy of the act that makes it difficult for them to write about it. The reason writing sex scenes is so hard is because everything else in the story is stripped away.
Image: Matthew Loffhagen. Sex scenes have a variety of uses in story telling — they can be the emotional climax of a central story or subplot, they can be a compelling way to build characters or share exposition, and they can offer up some much-needed titillation. Obviously, sex — and its depiction in fiction — is all about personal preference.
But how do you know if your readers will feel the heat? Admittedly, when I first started writing seriously, I wrote sex scenes all the time. First off, shed the idea that a written sex scene will have the same impact that a visual sex scene has. A written sex scene provokes the reader to feel something deeper than lust. Use description to build tension through simple visuals.