This boudoir photography celebrates the eroticism of Orthodox marriages, using sensuality and suggestion rather than blatant sexual imagery. What’s off-limits in public–even wearing the hair uncovered–becomes a beautiful gift when appropriately shared in private.
While I’ve got problems with the treatment of women in Orthodox Judaism, the photographs in these articles have an appealing gentleness. You can feel that the photographers revere the trust being put in them and care that their results please their clients on a spiritual level. Read On
Much, much delayed again, but better late than never, right? (Previously, I posted my liveblogging notes for Victorian Violence and the session taught by Katriena Knights and I, Ins and Outs of Erotic Romance. )
If traditional outlining isn’t working for you…
Try Something Else!
Imagine you’ve sketched your hero, Roberto
* rich and arrogant
* no use for gods or religions
* has been betrayed by a brother
* highly independent and snippy about class distinctions
* you know what he likes to eat and wear Read On
TEN TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SUPER SEX SCENES
1. A Sex Scene is a Scene (or a Sequel).
A sex scene should be a scene like any other scene or a sequel like any other sequel. That is, it should either have a goal, conflict, and disaster, or emotion, analysis, dilemma, decision. It needs to move the story forward.
2. A Sex Scene is not IKEA.
A sex scene isn’t about Tab A and Slot B. It’s about character, plot, and emotion. Who does what to whom isn’t as important as how and why they do it. Don’t give a play by play. Change up the order of events from one scene to another. No two or more characters should have the same sex scene; it’s not plug-n-play either. Read On
OUTLINE: Katriena Knights & Allie McKnight, INS and OUTS of EROTIC ROMANCE: what editors are begging for
INS and OUTS of EROTIC ROMANCE:
what editors are begging for
1. Do You Need a Sex Scene?
Sexuality as revelatory
2. What is a Sex Scene?
Explicit material – breakout on genre, companies
Love scene, romantic arc or otherwise
3. A Sex Scene is a Scene (or a Sequel)
Exercise 1: Get creative with your love scene.
Premise: A love scene should have a purpose, such as to develop character, plot, or conflict.
Instructions: Think of type of scene you need in a story. Figure out a way to make that scene a love scene. Frex, Meet-cute, Black Moment, Turning Point. Read On
At very long last, I’m posting my liveblogging from RMFW Gold Conference. Apologies for the incredible tardiness of this.
Victorian Violence: Fisticuffs, Life-Preservers, and Jiu Jitsu Suffragettes
Terry Kroenung & Janet Smith
* Compose a scene set in late 1800’s London involving a violent altercation between two men and a woman at night.
The gaslamp at the corner flickered and spit, flaring abruptly before going out. Clarice Thorne pushed her way past the other working girls, presenting herself exposed bosom very much first, to the two “gentlemen” who’d apparently judged the now-darkened alley a most excellent situs for their escapade. Read On