Diana Gabaldon’s Advice for Writing Sex Scenes: Dial Back on the Adjectives

Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander  series, taught the “How (and How Not) to Write Sex Scenes” workshop at Bubonicon 45 on August 24th. The room was packed and the audience enthusiastic. “How many of you are writers and are here because you want to learn about how to write sex scenes?” Diana asked. Quite … More Diana Gabaldon’s Advice for Writing Sex Scenes: Dial Back on the Adjectives

Steamy Hot Tub Reading Party, or Reading Sex Scenes Aloud is a Bit Awkward

It got steamy at the latest Hot Tub Reading Party, and not just because of the water. I am polishing the chapters in my novel where the heroine and her guy get a lot closer. That’s right, I’m talking about explicit sex scenes. I was nervous for two reasons. 1. Reading sex scenes, that I wrote, … More Steamy Hot Tub Reading Party, or Reading Sex Scenes Aloud is a Bit Awkward