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Writing about sex can cause many of us a lot of grief. Some of us try to dance around the topic, perhaps out of fear that if we include too much sex in our work or write about sex in the wrong way, we won't be taken seriously. Others are eager to write about sexual subjects openly, but sometimes what seems erotic and authentic in the imagination can turn out childish and cringe-worthy when it appears on the page. In this class, we'll discuss the challenges of writing an effective erotic scene, looking at examples from published writing to come up with strategies we can use in our work. We'll also do an in-class writing exercise.
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