The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers

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For the first time in trade paperback the definitive book for writing sex in fiction that is a wonderful and handy companion of how to write - and have fun with - sex (Carolyn See). The Joy of Writing Sex is the classic guide to writing convincing sex scenes. Elizabeth Benedict covers all the issues from the first time to married sex and adultery to sex in the age of AIDS. Her instruction is supported with examples from the works of today's most respected writers: among them Dorothy Allison, Joyce Carol Oates, Carol Shields and John Updike. Benedict focuses on crafting believable sex scenes that hinge on freshness of character, dialogue, mood and plot.

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About the author (2002)

Elizabeth Benedict is the author of four novels, including Slow Dancing, which was a finalist for the American Book Award. Her short story Feasting was chosen for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has taught fiction writing at Princeton University, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, the New School for Social Research, and Swarthmore College. She lives in New York City.

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