The Joy of Writing Sex

Elizabeth Benedict is here to help you craft compelling sex scenes that are just right for your fiction - whether your story calls for an encounter that sizzles or one that fizzles.

Author: Elizabeth Benedict

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015040676507

Category: Fiction

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Elizabeth Benedict is here to help you craft compelling sex scenes that are just right for your fiction - whether your story calls for an encounter that sizzles or one that fizzles. Benedict has explored sensuality in her own novels with great success. So in The Joy of Writing Sex, she covers all the issues head-on - from how to handle creating fiction your grandparents might not approve of, to writing about sex in the age of AIDS. You'll learn to construct scenes that hinge not on the mechanics of sex, but on the freshness of characters, dialogue, mood, plot - all the ingredients of powerful fiction. Throughout, you'll benefit from the voices and experiences of some of today's most prestigious writers - among them, John Updike, Dorothy Allison, Russell Banks, Joyce Carol Oates, Carol Shields and Alan Hollinghurst. For absolute clarity, Benedict uses examples from the finest contemporary fiction to illustrate her points. She takes care to examine each excerpt in context of the whole piece, to help you develop the skills you need to objectively analyze your own work. In the final chapter, you'll find exercises to help you master elements such as dialogue, setting and tone.

The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook

When Deb Perelman was writing her cookbook, for her, the most important thing was that ... that are released during sexual intercourse)? The type of cheese?

Author: Kim Yorio

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781624140662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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With more than 20 years in publicity under her belt, Kim Yorio has worked with the biggest names in the food world, including Julia Child, Jamie Oliver, Ina Garten and Rachael Ray, as well as esteemed brands like Calphalon, Sur La Table, Nudo Italia and Taste #5. Now, with this must-have guide to success, you can get the secrets on how to make your cookbook stick out from the pack from a culinary marketing master. Whether you're a restaurateur looking for promotions or a great home chef hoping to share your exceptional recipes, with Kim's years of knowledge printed on the page you'll be able to create the bestselling cookbook of your dreams. Kim instructs on everything from what cookbook concept is right for you, how to select the perfect recipes, how to have a captivating voice on paper and of course, how to market your book once its published. With The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook, Kim Yorio leaves no stone left unturned, putting you on the straight path to a bestseller.

The Joy of Writing

I doubt that any of these will achieve the joy of publication. Writing is not a hobby like golf or stamp collecting. It is a profession with all the ...

Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 9780385673563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of “knowing your audience” and other essential writing tips to down-to-earth advice on dealing with agents, publishers, and editors, The Joy of Writing covers every aspect of non-fiction writing and includes interviews with twenty-seven of Canada’s leading writers. Illustrated with more than thirty manuscript pages from Pierre Berton’s own works. Includes Interviews With: Alex Barris • Ted Barris • Jack Batten • Fred Bodsworth • June Callwood • Stevie Cameron • Robert Collins • Elaine Dewar • Will Ferguson • Trent Frayne • Bob Fulford • Charlotte Gray • Richard Gwyn • Stephen Kimber • Ken McGoogan • Roy McGregor • Linda McQuaig • Farley Mowat • Knowlton Nash • Peter Newman • Stephanie Nolen • John Sawatsky • Russell Smith • Edna Staebler • Walter Stewart • Betty Jane Wylie • Jan Wong

The Joy of Sex The Romantic Lover

An elegant and thought-provoking gift book for those looking to maximize the romance in their physical relationships.

Author: Susan Quilliam

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1845334728

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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An elegant and thought-provoking gift book for those looking to maximize the romance in their physical relationships. A thinking-person's guide to expanding you and your partner's sexual fulfillment, from the world's most trusted sex-information brand, The Joy of Sex.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

are The Joy of Writing Sex by Elizabeth Benedict and How to Write a Dirty Story by Susie Bright. Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden is a must read, too.

Author: Alison Kent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Erotic romance reigns supreme as a big category of women's fictions; a billion-dollar business serviced by a new breed of uninhibited writer. This book is the necessary how-to for first-timers and a terrific guide for seasoned professionals as well, who are putting their racy (and lucrative) fantasies to paper. Now, for the first time, a veteran erotic romance author shows exactly what to do and how. The first book to guide writers to succeed in this mutli-million dollar genre. Explores how to set up a plot and write good, steamy sex scenes. From a best-selling experienced author. Includes resource section for research tools and further reading. Interviews with top editors in the field. Foreword by Kate Duffy, editorial director at Kensington Publishing and founding editor of the genre.

Writing Ourselves Whole

Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma Jen Cross ... The Joy of Writing Sex: A guide for fiction writers.

Author: Jen Cross

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633536203

Category: Self-Help

Page: 287

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#1 Best Seller in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Study Aids - A Book That Will Change Your Life Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling. One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse. Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. How to change your life. When you can find language for the stories that are locked inside, you can change your life. Talk therapy can only go so far for the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Sexual assault survivors can heal themselves. Sexual trauma survivor communities (and their allies) have the capacity to hold and hear one another's stories–we do not have to relegate ourselves solely to the individual isolation of the therapist's office. What You'll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole: How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself and your history How "restorying" the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free If you have read books such as Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, or Louise DeSalvo's Writing as a Way of Healing, your will want to read Writing Ourselves Whole.

How to Write Like Tolstoy

“A sex scene”: Elizabeth Benedict, The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers (New York: Holt, 2002). “She was just eating a maraschino ice”: See ...

Author: Richard Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786070227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A Spectator Best Book of the Year ‘There are three rules for writing a novel,’ Somerset Maugham once said. ‘Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.’ So how to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, avoid plagiarism (or choose not to), or run that most challenging of literary gauntlets—writing a good sex scene? Veteran editor and author Richard Cohen takes us on a fascinating excursion into the lives and minds of our greatest writers—from Balzac and Eliot to Woolf and Nabokov, through to Zadie Smith and Stephen King, with a few mischievous detours to Tolstoy along the way. In a glittering tour d’horizon, he lays bare their tricks, motivations, techniques, obsessions and flaws.

Write That Book Already

Kim Addonizio Author of Little Beauties, loves The Joy of Writing Sex by Elizabeth Benedict. “This book offers some great ways to get around erotic clichés, ...

Author: Sam Barry

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781605501475

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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From the foreword by Maya Angelou: "[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream." "How do I get my book published?" Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want - your book. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing your book, BookPage's Author Enablers are here to assist you every step of the way. And they've brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more. It's everything you would ever want - and need - to know about the industry from the inside out.

Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

WRITING. WORTH. READING. Books specifically mentioned in the text are listed in the Bibliography. ... The Joy of Writing Sex by Elizabeth Benedict.

Author: Emma Darwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473609679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Alan Furst and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this exciting and wide-ranging genre of fiction, whatever your favorite style and era. Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, showing you where to start with research, developing your plots, and convincingly and imaginatively capturing the voices of the past. Using Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Ideas to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary materials, this indispensable guide will have you telling amazing and rich historical stories in no time. You'll learn to research and plan your story, practice developing characters and settings, perfect your characters' voices, and transport the reader to another era. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Writer s Yearbook

THE JOY OF WRITING SEX THE JOY OF WRITING SEX by Elizabeth Benedict Finally , a frank and intelligent guide to writing convincing sex scenes .

Author: Aron M. Mathieu

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070281302

Category: Authorship

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Crime and Thriller Writing

Benedict, Elizabeth, The Joy of Writing Sex, Souvenir Press Ltd, 2002. Lawrence Block, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, William Morrow, New York, 1981; ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472529657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

Benedict, Elizabeth, The Joy of Writing Sex, Souvenir Press Ltd, 2002. Lawrence Block, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, William Morrow, New York, 1981; ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers. (New York, NY: Holt Paperbacks, 2002). Bickham, Jack M. Scene and Structure.

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440510632

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.

The Playful Way to Serious Writing

Elizabeth Benedict , author of Almost and The Joy of Writing Sex : A Fiction Writer's Guide FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER DREADED THE BLANK PAGE , or struggled to ...

Author: Roberta Allen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061819729X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Offers a creativity-promoting approach to writing while presenting suggestions on how to overcome writing blocks, in a guide that includes advice on how to focus, verbal directives and visual cues, and writing ideas.

The Joy of Sex

A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrates human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex.

Author: Alex Comfort

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1845339649

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrates human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. It was groundbreaking and unique in the wide range of subjects it discussed and in its reassuring authority and sense of fun. No other book has come close in providing such a wise, witty, uninhibited - sometimes delightfully eccentric - guide to lovemaking. And the original illustrations are absolutely iconic.

Plot Perfect

Think about this if you're writing a memoir—and hope to write more. ... Love Stories The Joy of Writing Sex by Elizabeth Benedict And become a fan of our ...

Author: Paula Munier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638188

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Build an Exceptional Plot, One Scene at a Time! Think of your favorite story--the one that kept you turning pages late into the night, the one with a plot so compelling, so multilayered, so perfect that you couldn't put it down. How can you make your own plots--in your novels, short stories, memoirs, or screenplays--just as irresistible? Plot Perfect provides the answer. This one-of-a-kind plotting primer reveals the secrets of creating a story structure that works--no matter what your genre. It gives you the strategies you need to build a scene-by-scene blueprint that will help elevate your fiction and earn the attention of agents and editors. Inside, literary agent, editor, and author Paula Munier shows you how to: • Devise powerful plots and subplots and weave them together seamlessly • Organize your scenes for the greatest impact • Develop captivating protagonists, worthy antagonists, and engaging secondary characters • Use dialogue, setting, tone, and voice to enhance your plot • Layer, refine, and polish your storyline • Define your story in terms of its theme Filled with writing exercises, plotting templates, and expert advice, Plot Perfect helps you dive into the intricacies of plot--and write a compelling story that readers won't be able to resist.

What To Do Before Your Book Launch

Between the Lines: master the subtle elements of fiction writing, ... The Joy of Writing Sex, by Elizabeth Benedict On Public Reading: “Few writers are ...

Author: M.J. Rose

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781940887890

Category: Business & Economics

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What To Do Before Your Book Launch is a guide for authors, covering everything from working with your publisher, to reading in public, to help for publicity and marketing, to using (and misusing) social media, to how to dress for your author photo . . . and far more, including cautionary tales, worksheets, timelines and etiquette tips.

Me My Hair and I

She is the author of a book on writing fiction that's widely used in MFA programs, The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers, and has published ...

Author: Elizabeth Benedict

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616205430

Category: Literary Collections

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Curl up with these “astonishingly good essays” about hair and its many meanings by Anne Lamott, Suleika Jaouad, Maria Hinojosa, Marita Golden, and more (People). Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. The essays in Me, My Hair, and I are reflections and revelations about every aspect of women’s lives from family, race, religion, and motherhood to culture, health, politics, and sexuality. They take place in African American kitchens, at Hindu Bengali weddings, and inside Hasidic Jewish homes. Also layered into these intimate reminiscences are tributes to influences from Farrah Fawcett to Botticelli’s Venus. The long and the short of it is that our hair is our glory—and our nemesis, our history, our self-esteem, our joy, our mortality. Every woman knows that many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo. “A deliciously enlightening read, equal parts fun and poignant.” —Chicago Tribune “Explores a surprising range of issues, including identity, relationships, vanity, femininity, aging, and society.” —The New York Times “Untangles the many truths about hair, and the lives we lead underneath it.” —Pamela Druckerman, New York Times-bestselling author of Bringing Up Bébé “[A] splendid collection . . . By turns wry, tender, pointed, and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Publishers Weekly

The Bibliophile s Devotional

... is a rich symphony of interlocking stories about romantic love, parental love, and sexual connection.” —ELIZABETH BENEDICT, THE JOY OF WRITING SEX SEPT.

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440513558

Category: Reference

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What better way to start a day than with inspiration from a literary classic? Now you can do just that. In this book, praised author and critic Hallie Ephron delivers a daily dose of literary knowledge. A brilliant companion to the canon of great literature, it's perfect for anyone who wants a novel way to energize each day. Ephron's work is a secular twist on the traditional devotional and provides concise plot summaries, sketches of standout characters, quotations you should know, and more about hundreds of books by tried-and-true authors as well as new literary voices. Whether it's coffee with Austen, a quick lunch with Faulkner, or an end-of-the-day jolt with Chabon, this book proves a good book is a great source of daily inspiration.