Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On sex scenes

I just left this comment at Book Dirt: Quotable: Bad Sex Writing, Bad Coffee Table Books, and a Really Bad Amis Bio:

There's a simple reason why most fictional treatments of sex seem wrong in some way: situations rarely change for characters during sex scenes, so most sex scenes exist purely to fill pages in a story. Which means the reader is no longer thinking about what the sex means to the characters and is instead thinking about how it meets the reader's expectations, experiences, or desires.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the comment and the link. As I replied on my own blog, I think you're on to something.

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