Dissecting Dragons: Episode 44: Writing Sex Scenes - it’s not as Hard as You Think

December 9, 2016

Episode 44: Writing Sex Scenes - it's not as Hard as You Think

 

This week our intrepid dragons tackle a somewhat grey area in fiction writing. Like scenes of violence or fight scenes, sex scenes can help to move a narrative along and expose a lot about a character (no pun intended) but just how do you make a sex scene pull its weight? How can you avoid accidental funnies or dry biological description? Looking at some examples across the board in fiction, including some examples of things you definitely want to avoid, J.A.Ironside and M.E.Vaughan attempt to answer these questions in a light but informative show. On the slab this week Outlander, A Court of Mist and Fury, The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis and many more.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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