The Language of Seduction: Writing Erotic Fiction
This three hour practical workshop explores the craft of writing literary erotic fiction with particular focus on 'erotic' voice, the art of seduction through language, narrative devices and character.
Many literary writers have written erotica along with their other books. It is as important to have your own unique erotic voice as with any other genre. Evie will look at ways of developing your erotic voice and how to inspire it.
The language of seduction
An essential element of the erotic novel is the way in which it is written. In no other genre is it so important for the writer to get the right balance between lyricism and explicitness. The use of metaphor and imagery is crucial to set the tone of a sex scene. Participants will explore ways of developing sensory language through practical exercises.
Structure & Narrative Devices
Like any other novel, structure is crucial in creating a literary erotic novel. There needs to be a story, and depth to your novel. Here Evie will explore the importance of structure and pacing and finding the balance between narrative and sex in your erotic novel!
Most successful erotic novels are essentially love stories as well. Thus heroes and heroines of erotica are an essential element in the success of the novel. Participants will work on creating believable empathic characters with particular emphasis on the use of dialogue in erotica.
Length: Half day
Guest Facilitator: Noelle Harrison (aka Evie Blake)
Course has run - may be offered again in 2013