Sunday, May 22, 2005

"I do not!"

So my husband told his friend at work about my first novel sale. The guy said, "She writes porn!"

Of course, I huffed and said, "I do not!"

He was kidding of course but it got me thinking. Do I write porn?

I'm sticking to my huffy, "I do not!"

Do I write sex scenes? Oh yes. Are they explicit? Yeah, I guess they are. I don't leave the reader at the bedroom door and I do use words like "cock," "clit," and it is obvious they have sex, it's spelled out. And both heroine and hero enjoy it. But I don't think that makes it porn.

To me, porn is sex scene after sex scene. And there's no plot. You don't get to know and love the characters. There's nothing but sex.

And that's not really something I like reading. LOL I have actually said "there's too much sex in there" about a book, which was something I never thought I'd say. But if I'm reading and it's to the point I don't care who the heroine is having sex with, it's not a good sign. I need to care. I want a story I can sink my teeth into. I want characters I live with and don't want to leave at the end.

And that's what I'm trying to create as I tell my tales.


Blogger FD said...

LOL You'll probably hear "She writes porn!" a few more times in the future, but on the basis of what I've read from you, I've got bad news: you suck at writing porn. ;)

7:08 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

LOL I'm sure I will hear it quite a few more times. Somehow I never thought I'd beam at being told I suck at writing something *g*.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

M'dear, if we write porn, we write damned good Porn. Meme calls it PFW, porn for women, which means, a well plotted story w/lots of good, hot, steamy sex. I myself call it smut. You can chant that to yourself as you are writin' and then snicker it all the way to the bank.
So, screw the porn pooh pooh'ers and get busy w/your purple prose pen.(Kinky Keyboard? *heehee*) Erotica, romantica, I don't care. Snag my interest, keep me guessing to the end, make me go wooohoo where is MY hubby? Then, you've done a good thing, for me and for the DH LOL (hugs)

5:28 PM  

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