I'm solo-parenting my daughter and her best friend from school today. I have plopped them in front of an episode of The Backyardigans just so I could post here for you today. (Parents, it's a great series. Good pacing, fun songs, cute storylines, and it will not drive you insane if you watch too.)
So, I've just dropped in to let you know about the exciting Grub Street class I'm taking tonight, which is called "Go Deeper, Baby: Writing Meaningful Erotica." No, I have no particular plans to write erotica in the future, but as some of my long-time readers know, I am on a quest to expand my genre horizons, and I think that learning to write a quality sex scene is an extremely valuable skill to have. I mean, if I leave sex out of a novel, I'd like it to be because the storyline calls for restraint, not because I'm scared of writing the kissy bits because I think I don't know how.
Also, instructor Sue Williams is a rock star, and I'd pretty much take any class she taught.
So, come back tomorrow for the sex talk, as I share some of the things I learned in class.
Questions for you: Do you write the sex scenes or finesse your way out of them? Do you do research like Tawna Fenske, or do you you operate on pure imagination? Come on, I'm surrounded by three-year-olds, I want SOMEONE to be having an adult conversation today...