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Is sex necessary in an ongoing mystery series?

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WritingAsTylerDavey
 

RE: Is sex necessary in an ongoing mystery series?

Postby WritingAsTylerDavey » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:43 am

Sex is only necessary if it plays a role with your character.

In my story, the first action point involves a female seducing a male to get what she needs. The female's persona is very, ummm, horny? so it only makes sense to have both a sex scene (or two) with her and to give some detail and graphics behind them to show just how active her sexual prowess is. THAT'S PART OF HER CHARACTER! And note - she's NOT my main character.

Sex for sex's sake is like swearing for swearing's sake or fighting for fighting's sake or killing for killing's sake.

You should only do something if your character would do it. If you hint about lingering stares between two people and then you never have them bump uglies(whether graphic or not) you are doing a disservice to the reader as the reader is demanding that scene to take place, even if it is just a "And he lead her to his room, closing the door to the horror's of his past, to the dissappointment's of his present, and to the question's in his future."

No graphics, no description...but, damnit, if you've lead me to believe they are going to hook up, let me light up a cigarette and relish in the knowledge that they did!

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RE: Is sex necessary in an ongoing mystery series?

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RE: Is sex necessary in an ongoing mystery series?

Postby WritingAsTylerDavey » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:01 am


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