Instructor: Cait Reynolds Price: $45.00 USD Standard Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom When:ON DEMAND (Any time you like)
Boy meets Girl. Boy and Girl have sex several times, though the scenes all kind of blur together at some point. Girl (or Boy) ends up in trouble at the hands of criminals/jealous ex/drug lord and needs Boy's (or Girl's) rescue.
Boy and Girl have celebratory sex and live happily ever after.
Sound all too familiar?
Maybe like the tens of thousands of schlocky "Schlongs of Shanghai" titles all competing for KENP (Kindle pages read) and the top 1,000 ranking on Amazon?
But, there's no denying that erotica is one of the hottest genres around and has a very real place in literature. Yet, to write a work of erotica that provides both the escapist fantasy that readers want while creating a fast-paced story with memorable characters and riveting, unique sex scenes is probably harder than trying to find that billionaire cowboy with six-pack abs who's into ménage-a-trois.
This class will not be for the faint of heart or those who blush easily!
We are going to tackle the nitty gritty of the erotica genre as a whole and sex scenes in particular…and use ALL the words in our discussions!
Topics covered include:
When to introduce sex into the story and the sex v. plot ratio –
Creating chemistry in one easy step
Decisions, decisions: Purple prose v. crass cusswords –
How to avoid the cookie-cutter Alpha male (and corresponding Mary Sue female) –
Keeping the sex fresh, interesting, and unique in every single scene - How realistic to make sex in any given scene v. how much detail is TMI, even for your readers?
What really makes a scene sexy?
What makes a story sexy?
BONUS: How to talk about erotica as literature and fun facts about the history of erotica!
About the Instructor:
Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in Boston area with her husband and four-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. When she isn’t cooking, running, rock climbing, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes.
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: January 4th, 2018 7:00 P.M. EST---9:00 P.M. EST
No matter what genre we write, the key to writing unforgettable stories always rests with character. How do we create intriguing characters who hook readers and never let them go? What makes a character unforgettable? How do we write stories that endure?
It is easy to fall into tropes and caricatures if we lack a fundamental understanding of human nature and how this plays out in the dramatic narrative. This class will delve into how to add depth to our characters which will, in turn add, resonance with our plot.