Writing Love & Sex in Fiction
Saturday 11 February 2023, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
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This creative writing course, Writing Love & Sex in Fiction with Anne Gracie, will be held at Writing NSW in Sydney.
No matter what sort of novel you’re writing, there often comes a time when a writer needs to deal with the growth of love, and perhaps writing sex on the page. For many writers, this can feel awkward. But a sex scene is not just about describing sex — it’s about characterisation and growth and conflict and more. This workshop will explore techniques for showing the development of love between characters, methods of building sexual tension, and ways of approaching the writing of scenes about sex that will fit with your own personal style and avoid clichés.
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Topics covered will include:
* overcoming embarrassment
* the kinds of love might you explore
* stages in the growth of love
* sex: the range — from closed door to more explicit scenes
* building sexual tension
Expected learning outcomes
Participants will gain an understanding of the following:
1. Why including love in your novel will enrich your story and widen your readership.
2. How to build sexual tension between characters, even if you never write a sex scene.
3. That a sex scene is is rarely just about sex.
4. Clichés and how to avoid them
Pen and paper, laptop optional. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.
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About the tutor
With more than twenty novels published internationally, primarily by Berkley USA (PenguinRandomHouse), Melbournian Anne Gracie is a national bestseller in the USA. She has won many awards, and her books have been translated into more than eighteen languages. Several have been studied at tertiary level in Australia. A former teacher, Anne is also the former […]
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