Friday, January 21, 2011

The Stroke

I've been working on an aspect of my writing that's been weak. Namely, the sex scene. They're a lot harder to write than you'd think. When I sent the second book in my series off to my crit partners, I told them: I've been flexing my writing muscles a bit. Let me know what you think.

I got an email from one crit partner this week telling me that she'd stumbled upon the first sex scene while reading during her daughter's gymnastics class. Can you say uncomfortable? And to top it all off, guess what song was playing on the radio?

The next day I got an email from a second crit partner. The title: The Stroke. It read along the lines of OMG I'm SO glad I wasn't in public when I read this!

I think I'm getting better at writing these babies! ;)


WindyA said...


Sarah Bromley said...

It's true!!!! And so very appropriate!

Sandy Williams said...


I haven't tackled a sex scene yet. I'm extremely nervous about it! You'll have to give me some tips. *snickers*

Margie Gelbwasser said...

This is great! It's hard to know how much to include and what to exclude and sometimes making out scenes are even tougher! Great post!

Tabitha Bird said...

heheeeee! Is it getting hot in here? :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I haven't written a sex scene yet, but I did just finish a workshop on writing them. :)