Pornography: he knows it when he sees it.
MY CONTEST: Have you entered? Have you spread the word?
So far, I've got 5 new blog followers and 11 new Twitter followers since the contest started. I'm thrilled that some of you are spreading the word about my contest (blogging, tweeting, sending readers my way) but I think we need to step it up. Because I'm pretty sure that 2 of those new Twitter followers are bots. What do I have to do to get your attention, people? Post a link to one of my old Poochie commercials? Geez.
On the bright side, one of my new followers on Twitter is Janet Reid! I'm honored, but I'm also pretty sure she's just trying to keep an eye on me since I am now friends with, enemies with, and/or constantly Twittering with several of her clients. Or maybe she just likes my link to Everything Octopus in the "Non-Literary Blog Goodness" section at the bottom of my sidebar...
So. Enter the contest! Tell people! Maybe win a FREE book! (Not convinced that the book I'm giving away is worth the effort? Read a review and some excerpts here at Authors Anonymous.)
Okay, on to the part of the blog that probably made you click through here in the first place:
SEX IN LITERATURE:
It seems to be on the collective (dirty) minds of the blogosphere these days. James Killick advocates more sex in writing, Lexi Revellian (what a great name) is a less-is-more fan, Randy Susan Meyers focuses on emotion, and Elizabeth Black just hosted a one-paragraph love scene contest (where some of us included more sex than others). It's everywhere, I tell you!
So, what's your take on good sex in literature? I've talked about trends in sex writing before, but how about the craft of these scenes? Do you just know it when you read it, or are there some specific elements that you think make up the recipe for particularly good (or bad) sex scenes? Have you written any? I've got one in my novel, but we really just see the before and after moments, none of the during moments. Maybe the next book will have more, but the first story just doesn't lend itself to having any explicit detail.
What do you think?