Today at All the Blog’s a Page (AtBaP), we finally bring you a MAN’S perspective on SEX & WRITING as erotic author Will Belegon holds court.
For the month of September, AtBaP authors are talking about SEX; here’s the question that was posed: Is sex an important component to develop in your writing? How are you able to weave it into a work AND also have a strong plot development?
Sex is a primary force, Will states. It always will be. So it can be used as motivation and therefore be intricately tied to plot. And of course, in erotica, sex may actually be the plot.
Sex is also a very good way to reveal character. A Romeo Void song from the eighties says “I might like you better if we slept together” but in writing I use a variant. I might know you better if we slept together. A person or character who is literally naked is often metaphorically so as well. Small actions can be magnified to reveal larger truths. For example, think of the differences that can be revealed by a light switch. In many situations, the most you might be able to reveal about a character through the use of a light switch is whether or not they feel it is important to conserve energy. (Of course, having said this I can now think of many other ways to use it… but we’ll address that another time.)
What ELSE does Will have to say about sex and writing? Head over to ALL THE BLOG’S A PAGE today to read the rest of his response, and check out an excerpt of his latest work!
Also, make sure to check out authors Rachelle Chase, Lauren Dane, and Zetta Brown on AtBaP, too, as they both offer their thoughts on sex & writing!