Monday, May 9, 2011

"Some Like it Hot: Writing those Steamy Scenes"

Online Class: “Some Like it Hot: Writing the Erotic Romance”
Instructor: Louisa Bacio
Sponsored by OCC/RWA 
Let’s talk about sex.  Whether you’re writing a short story, novella or a full-length novel, an erotic thriller, paranormal or historical romance, the basics of the Erotic Romance remain the same: it’s all about plot and keeping it hot.
And, if one looks at the book offerings available from various traditional and e-book publishers: Readers like it steaming.
This workshop will cover the basics of characterization and motivation, and then delve into the heart: The sex scene(s).  When writing about the physical aspects of love, it takes more than the cliché of “putting tab A into slot B.”  The love scenes need to come organically from the work that’s being created, and the reader needs to believe in the connection.
When it comes to pacing, workshop attendees will learn how not to give it all up right away. In the second half of the class, we’ll look at how various genres handle the subject and situations.  Finally, we’ll close out with tips for publishing, the query process and potential markets.
Adult Content: Note that with the subject matter of this workshop, the language may become explicit.  Come with an open mind, and be prepared to learn.
Louisa Bacio’s erotic paranormal “The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome” was released April 7 by Ravenous Romance.
Class runs May 16 through June 11, 2011

Member fees: $20 member, $30 non-member

Visit OCC/RWA to register and for more information. 

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