Writers have reasons to get serious about sex scenes


It doesn’t pay to be coy. (Painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema)

The line between erotica and the rest of fiction keeps blurring with the advent of such genres as New Adult and the mainstreaming of sexy books. While this phenomenon doesn’t mean that all books are trending toward the titillating, it does make a writer stop and think about how to write such scenes better.



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