Monday, May 26, 2008

Bad sex writing

It's a pity they didn't have the Bad Sex Award back in 1968. I've just come across a gem in the Pop Sensation blog. Scroll down to the excerpt from page 81 and you'll see what I mean.

I tell myself that nothing I write is ever going to be that bad.


Robin S. said...

Oh, I love the bad sex scene awards - the scenes - who does that? A magazine? A newspaper?

I can't remember - but I do remember reading one of Updike's that was awful, and feeling good about that. That he could be that hugely fallible gave me hope!

fairyhedgehog said...

It's a great boost to see how bad it can get and still get published.

Mind you, I think sex scenes are very hard to do well.

Sylvia said...

Oh my goodness, that is truly bad. I can't write a sex scene to save my life - but yes, it's nice to know that if I tried, it couldn't POSSIBLY be as bad as that.

fairyhedgehog said...

I don't know why but anything with "nether" in it always seems rather overblown to me.

I don't think either of you could write that badly - not unless you intended to, that is. That might be fun.

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