101 Best Sex Scenes Ever Written: An Erotic Romp Through Literature for Writers and Readers

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Making the provocative purposeful, this analysis spotlights the most exciting—or potentially embarrassing—story element: the obligatory sex scene. This sensibly suggestive guide demonstrates how to advance plots and reveal truths about characters through their romantic tableaus. Each scene is accompanied by insight into its authors' intentions, how they accomplished them, and their thoughts on romance, love, and sex. The featured passages include men such as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck ...

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Overview

Making the provocative purposeful, this analysis spotlights the most exciting—or potentially embarrassing—story element: the obligatory sex scene. This sensibly suggestive guide demonstrates how to advance plots and reveal truths about characters through their romantic tableaus. Each scene is accompanied by insight into its authors' intentions, how they accomplished them, and their thoughts on romance, love, and sex. The featured passages include men such as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck and women from Margaret Mitchell to Toni Morrison and Danielle Steel.

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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I intend to keep this book handy for future reference because these are the types of sex scenes I would want to write in my own novels and this is a fantastic resource." —www.ImperfectClarity.net (September 19, 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610350013
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: 101 Best Series
  • Pages: 163
  • Sales rank: 926,496
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barnaby Conrad is the author of more than 30 books, including "101 Best Beginnings Ever Written," "Dangerfield," "The Death of Manolete," "La Fiesta Brava," and "Matador," as well as the screenplay adaptation of John Steinbeck's "Flight." He is the founder of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and a recipient of the O. Henry Prize.

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