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Packing Heat: Erotica Writing Tips and Techniques published a new entry entitled "Packing Heat 073: Romance vs Porn" on 9/30/2009 9:57:04 AM, written by Jordan Castillo Price.




Packing Heat 073: Romance vs Porn


Listener Question


Merry was curious what qualified in Amazon's terms of service for the Kindle as too porny. I couldn't find anything in their legal section in regards to content -- but definitely be careful to know what you're doing, do it deliberately, and figure out how you're going to explain yourself if anyone points the finger at you. "Everyone else is doing it" is a pretty flimsy legal excuse.

Yay!


I found Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary available in Japan and India!

Then I digress into some thoughts about how hard it is to give or receive advice.




Theme


For a sex scene to really rock, multiple things should be happening aside from just the physical. What is your theme? Theme is a great silent partner to weave through the action. Maybe your theme is something different than you thought it was at the outset. That's fine! You'll know that's happening to you when you start needing to "reach" to make your story fit your predetermined theme.

Your Assignment


What's your theme? Write it down! Even if you didn't consciously sit down with a theme in mind (and your plot is this person meets this other hot person and they get it on) maybe you can retroactively detect a theme. It's critical in both your editing process and in your marketing to have a solid handle on your theme!

Here's my example novelette, Sympathy.
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