Workshop: How to Avoid the Bad Sex Award

writersvicWriting is hard, yo! And writing scenes of sex and intimacy are at least as hard as everything else. Maybe harder.

Yes, I know. As soon as you mention ‘sex’, everything becomes a double entrendre. Sometimes just single entendres. Bear with me. Or bare with me. Whichever you prefer.

Recognising the difficulties of writing scenes of physical and emotional intimacy – there are awards for badly written sex scenes, for heaven’s sake! – I started, last year, to teach a short workshop about my approaches to doing so. I’m not just talking about writing raunchy scenes in my erotic romances. All kinds of books use sex scenes/intimate scenes as part of the plot or of character development. I thought it would be cool to share some of the tips and ideas I’d picked up about how to approach such scenes.

Then Writers Victoria suggested I present these ideas and some activities as a one day course. And so – ta daaaaa! On 8 July, I’ll be presenting a one day course (six hours) on How To Avoid the Bad Sex Award!

If you’re interested in doing the workshop during WV’s winter school, the details are below.

Writers Victoria workshop details

Name: How to Avoid the Bad Sex Award

When: Tuesday 8 July, 10am to 4pm

Where: Workshop Space, the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

Workshop Space (Level 4), The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne – See more at: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/winter-school-how-to-avoid-the-bad-sex-award/#sthash.SpCVNbgK.dpuf
Workshop Space (Level 4), The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne – See more at: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/winter-school-how-to-avoid-the-bad-sex-award/#sthash.SpCVNbgK.dpuf

Cost: WV member $130; non-member $180

Bookings: via the WV website

Winter School – How to Avoid the Bad Sex Award

Tuesday 8 July 2014, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

– See more at: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/winter-school-how-to-avoid-the-bad-sex-award/#sthash.SpCVNbgK.dpuf

If you want to know a bit more about me first, you can read the Q&A I just did with WV, which they put online today – Adventures in Romance Writing.

Read about the shorter course and other talks and workshops at my Speaking page.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s