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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday Spotlight: Nevea Lane

Writing the Climax


What’s the most difficult part of writing? I would have to say writing the climax. No, I am not talking about the point of the book where everything comes to light. I’m talking about an actual climax, orgasm, the sex scene in any erotica novel.

Why is it so hard to write? If it is that hard, why do you write erotica? Those are the questions that my friends have asked me. What is my response? While a book without sex is touching and endearing, and I love some books that have not one sex scene in them at all, I prefer to write them with sex scenes because I like the explosive reaction that can happen when the lights go out. Carl Jung says “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

So why is it hard to write? There is a fine line between erotica and raunchy sex romps that read like porn. If I wanted to write that, I would have written screenplays for “Skinamax”. I don’t want to be extra lewd or raunchy, but there aren’t that many thesauruses that will give you an nice alternative for manhood or vagina. We are left to the vices of our own imagination, and sometimes that may lead to a good old throwback like ‘throbbing member’ or ‘secret treasure.’

That is what makes writing the climax so hard, because I don’t necessarily like clichés but they have a tendency to work where you need them.

1 comment:

katsrus said...

There is nothing like a great climax in a book. I don't like them to be porn like either.
Sue B