Other worlds, barely visible, made whole with words…
OK, so… here’s the link for the software and free hosting folk for our little project….
Currently, I’m not in a position to do this myself. Life on life’s terms doesn’t allow it right now. I will assist anyone who is willing and able.
Sorry this is going so much more slowly than we’d hoped. I’ll attempt to liaise with some of the other folk who’ve been interested in helping put this together and report back.
If you have availability, please let me know here.
COMING SOON! (we very much hope!)
If you’re interested, please indicate here in your comments, and please share it with your various followers and any fellow SWF course alumni you’re in touch with. If you have technical abilities and especially if you know something about running any kind of forum, we need your help!
See my continued activity on the SWF site for further information. Once we’ve got things going, I’ll post a URL for the site.
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933]
Don’t screw it up.
I actually like writing sex scenes. Most times, however, I leave my couple at the bedroom door and pick them back up next morning.
IMO, the sex scenes that tend to matter are first sex (either first time ever, or first time for a couple), last time – because last times matter, particularly when we know it’s the last time because the relationship is over or one person’s leaving for reasons that mean they probably won’t be able to see each other again. They especially matter when the next scene (though the reader doesn’t know it yet) will be something traumatic and there needs to be one last moment of sweetness.
Other sex that matters is ‘getting back together sex’ not just ‘make up sex’, but ‘rebuild from the ground up’ sex.
Then we have ‘life is changed because of this sex’, sex.
Or ‘life is coming apart and sex is the “attempted glue” sex’ – mostly unsuccessful.
**Sex scenes are really studies in your couple and their relationship.**
How a man treats a virgin can tell you a lot about what and who he is. The same is true of a woman… maybe even more so. That can raise so many interesting issues in a relationship and in terms of sexual politics.
Sex is the most exposed we can make our couple. IF we do it right.
Sex, if done well can also be incredibly funny – and this works best with ‘sex as a bonding activity’ type sex scenes.
Humans are weird. Go with it!
(c) DBJ Gold
This is not a complete list! 🙂
This is my opinion.
What doesn’t work for me in a story: