Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Adding sex appeal

Given that sex in novels is currently selling so well (and if you haven't heard of  Fifty Shades of Grey  where have you been?) maybe we should all be adding sex scenes into our stories. That's assuming you write stories. It's hard to add sex to crochet although it has been done (NSFW); if your hobby is photography then the answer is obvious; if it's astronomy or quantum physics then I have no advice for you here.

It might be hard to find an angle that hasn't been tried yet. Indie Reader has an amusing (and NSFW) article on current erotic bestsellers, many of which apparently started life as Indie books.

So sex is clearly the way to go if you want to make money from writing. My problem? I just can't do it. I was going to write a spoof of Fifty Shades but when it came to it, I was cringing and laughing too much to get words on the page.

What about you?


Old Kitty said...

I can't write sex! I'm too immature! I'm still giggling at the pics of these sublime crochet creations! LOL!!! If I did attempt to write sex scenes - I'd be most likely up for the "Bad Sex Award"!!

Take care

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I just keep wondering how many more bestsellers are going to come out of the indie market? Erotic novels found a home in the indie market as did steampunk and some other mixed genres and only after their success did the big pubs jump on the wagon.
Haven't read 'Gray' and probably won't.

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, I found those crochet creations oddly shocking! Some things just shouldn't be crocheted! (But I thought I was broad minded.) And I'm not sure I'm even good enough for the Bad Sex Award.

Susan, the indie market really seems like the place to be at the moment. You haven't missed anything by not reading Fifty Shades; I can understand why people buy the book to find out what it's like but why anyone would buy the second or third book beats me.

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