Sex or no sex …
That’s the question I find myself often asking as I write the next story. Some might find it interesting that this doesn’t come easy. When I wrote my first book, it was loaded down with sexual activity, but later I’ve found myself shying away from it all. It could be that the cat was out of the bag with my friends and family that I had written a book. Yes, I am an adult but still blush at the mention of certain things that I have written.
Don’t get me wrong, I still like to throw a real sex scene into the mix from time to time.
But … Do we have to have them?
Some books I read skim across the subject while other’s give descriptive detail to the matter. What’s the right answer to this question? I couldn’t tell you, all I can say is this. Write what you are comfortable with. Read what you want to read, don’t be embarrassed.
Don’t do it to impress, or for others that request it. Make a story that you are happy with.
Personally I love them both; I love how some can make you feel that you are in the scene. While other’s leave nothing to the imagination. It depends on what kind of mood I’m in, as that’s how I pick out the next hot read on my list.
This is definitely something I would love to hear feedback on. Does sex sell a book? What about the plot, the characters, the bottom line of the story? What’s the thing readers look for?
Recently E.L. James was given a ton of negative feedback on her live Twitter chat, and I have to disagree with it all. This is where the question has stemmed from for my blog pot this week.
Yes, 50 Shades was the very first BDSM book I ever read. Did I love it? Yes … I did … Did I buy my ticket in advance to watch the movie? Yes … I support the fact that she pushed the limits of what we read, as it opened a whole different genre for self-published authors.
I don’t write in this genre, but I still like to read it from time to time and find myself lost in the words of fiction. I have some author friends that write BDSM and find myself in total wow factor as they branch out of the norm. It takes an author a lot of research, learning, and guts to write against the norm and for that kudos to you all.
I’ll continue to read and support them, as I sit back and work on my next romance story. Will it have sex in it? That’s for you to find out as I like to hold some secrets to myself.
My parting words for the day is this.
Sex or no Sex that is the question?
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