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How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors

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How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors

This collection of essays by multi-published erotic romance authors details the art of writing sizzling hot sex scenes.

Whether you’re writing sensual, steamy, or full-on explicit sex scenes, writers can learn from the authors who write and sell sexy books for a living. Do you want to write erotica? Or an erotic romance? Perhaps you just want to add some hot sexual tension to your romance novel.

This is the book for you.

Here you’ll find essays on the art of writing smokin’ hot vanilla sex, gay sex, BDSM, kink, and ménage, as well as essays on how to find paying markets and publishers for your books and short stories.

“How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors” gives you all the information you need to write sex well and get published!

Featuring the following bestselling and multi-published authors’ essays:

L.K. Below – The Law of Attraction
Christine D’Abo – Boys Will Be Boys: Writing Male/Male Romance
Kate Douglas – Writing the Fine Line Between Erotica and Porn
Delphine Dryden – So You Think You Can Kink?
Shoshanna Evers – Getting Published
Desiree Holt – Five Sexy Senses to Rev Up Scenes
Jean Johnson – Biology: The Good, The Bad, & the Sex Scene
Isabo Kelly – Fighting Sex
Cara McKenna – Real Ugly
Giselle Renarde – How To Write Convincing Fetish and Niche Market Sex
Charlotte Stein – Sexy Sentences
Cari Quinn – Rx for a Sagging Sex Scene

The contributors are published with the following NY publishers, small presses, and e-publishers:

Berkley
Kensington
Ellora’s Cave
Harlequin
Carina Press
Samhain
The Wild Rose Press
Loose Id
Running Press
Flying Pen Press
eXcessiva Publishing
Xcite Books
Circlet Press
loveyoudevine Alterotica
Amber Quill Press
Beyond the Page Publishing
Cleis Press
Resplendence Publishing
Total-E-Bound
independent/self-publishing

Customer Reviews

Sex Scene Rx - A Must Read for Every Erotic Romance Author!

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Shoshanna Evers' How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors is a wonderful reference book for erotica writers of all heats. Even if you aren't a romance writer, you can benefit from this reference.

Cara McKenna's "Real Ugly" expands on descriptions. Don't just describe coffee as "coffee." Instead, wouldn't you want a sip of that triple-shot espresso with vanilla whip cream and shaved dark chocolate bits sprinkled on top?

Desiree Holt's "Five Sexy Senses to Rev Up Scenes" pounds into us to engage our readers with all their senses--draw them into the story by elaborating on these details.

Christine d'Abo's "Boys Will Be Boys" tells us terms that boys use with boys. I learned what a twink was, for example, and resolved to read some M/M romances to research more guy terminologies. If you're not a guy, do your research so that you can write a convincing guy's POV.

L.K. Below's "Law of Attraction" details the connection that builds between two characters. This is crucial for any kind of relationship you are writing about--romance, friendship, etc.

Kate Douglas's "Writing the Fine Line Between Erotica and Porn" points out the differences between emotionless, plotless sex (porn) and a sex scene that actually moves the story forward. If you want your readers to remember your characters, then definitely write those steamy scenes with the plot in mind.

Giselle Renarde's "How to Write Convincing Fetish and Niche Market Sex" beseeches the reader-writer to really do the research required to convince our audiences of the authenticity of our characters. What could be worse than a reader picking up one of our books and crossing us off their list for inauthentic characterization?

Charlotte Stein's "Sexy Sentences" illustrates different ways to edit our own work to quicken the pace, deepen the connection, and up the heat level. I literally crossed out two of the three times the word "shoulder" appeared in one of my three-sentence paragraphs when I went back to read my first draft.

Isabo Kelly's "Fighting Sex" is a prime example of what's possible in succinct writing, when you're successful in weaving emotion, choreography, and character in a scene.

Delphine Dryden's "So You Think You Can Kink?" elaborates about the BDSM world and how to have believable characters, scenes, etc.

Jean Johnson's "Biology: The Good, The Bad, & the Sex Scene" explains the differences in arousal peaks in both sexes--important when writing believable sex scenes.

Cari Quinn's "Rx for a Saggy Love Scene" emphasizes the small stuff, the dirty talk, the internal thoughts and emotions. Quite useful for deep POV writing.

Finally, Anthology Editor Shoshanna Evers' "Getting Published" gives newbie authors seeking traditional publishing the comprehensive basics of that industry and more. The more refers to tips that indie authors may also find helpful.

Overall, I highly recommend this book, which is a great resource for any writer but most specifically those who strive to write erotic fiction.

How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Writing
  • Published: Sep 16, 2011
  • Publisher: Shoshanna Evers
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 163 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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