Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Sex Between The Pages: Understanding & Writing Sexual Tension"

September 2-29, 2008
"Sex Between The Pages: Understanding & Writing Sexual Tension"
by Mary Buckham
Registration $30 at

How do you write great sexual tension? That’s the question Mary Buckham posed to Linda Howard, Stella Cameron, Susan Andersen, Nancy Warren and more romance writers who write great sexual tension from sweet to spicy hot. In her workshop, Mary combines these lessons from real-writers with practical understanding of the 12 Stages of Intimacy (based on Desmond Morris' works) and more recent findings by scientists on the amazing role biology plays in mate attraction and selection -- findings that can be directly incorporated in our creation of powerful sexual tension.

So if you want to learn how to increase the sexual tension in your work, don’t miss this opportunity.

Topics include:
* Sex versus Intimacy
* Using conflict to increase sexual tension
* The importance of details
* How to portray body language
* Maximizing biological differences between the sexes
* Analyzing those who write sexual tension well
* Exercises for your work in progress

Mary Buckham’s debut Romantic Suspense novel, THE MAKEOVER MISSION, was a Silhouette Intimate Moments release. Her second novel, INVISIBLE RECRUIT, was a May 2006 Silhouette Bombshell. A former magazine editor, she has written hundreds of free-lance articles and a non-fiction book. Currently she is a national writing-workshop presenter, both online and at conferences. Visit or for more information about the release of her Break Into Fiction™ book coming June 2009.

1 comment:

Varina M said...

I was really excited when I saw the promo for this class last winter. I'd seen promos for classes on writing sex scenes, but they seemed geared specifically for writing ultra-hot books, and I kept thinking, "But what about those of us who aren't writing erotica or those hot books that aren't quite erotica? What if I'm writing somewhere in the middle, subtle to warm?" This was definitely worth the price and helped me understand more clearly what was missing from my own writing and what I enjoyed in my favorite sensual-feeling romances, whether they had sex scenes or not.