Tuesday, July 23, 2019

WORKSHOP: Getting Comfortable Writing Sex

I'm doing an OWL for RWA in August. More details are here.

And OWL is an Online Writing Workshop. My workshop is on Getting Comfortable Writing Sex.

I have a 4 week course, with all the notes available up front, where I want to create a space where people can freely talk about writing sex scenes.

Maybe you have a difficulty knowing what to write, or how to write it.

Maybe you can write them but you've never let anyone see them.

Maybe you just want some tips.

Maybe you want a place where you can learn more about sex scenes.

Maybe you just want some practice with feedback and open discussion before you expose your writing to a wider audience.

I don't mind why you come along, I'm hoping some people will!

I've got some sex scenes from published novels to discuss. I've already filled them with comments to start the discussions and the thinking off.

I've broken down one scene using Margie Lawson's EDITS system to show that sex scenes need to be well-crafted the same as any other scene in your story.

I've attacked a thesaurus, so we can discuss word choices.

And hopefully we'll have some time to write our own sex scene and share them.

It's not all about erotic romance and erotica. I've taken sex scenes from a variety of romance subgenres and even non-romance stories.

I'm hoping some people come along and enjoy sex scene discussions. If not, Nicolette Hugo and I will have some ripper discussions and maybe even some time to write some way juicy sex scenes!!!


  1. I just discovered you on Insta, followed the link to your website and saw this post. I’ve signed up and I’m so excited!!!

    1. I'm so glad you're excited! I hope you enjoy the course. Make sure you let me know who you are too ;)

      Cate xo