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Sex, sex, sex -- badly written sex scenes
« on: December 04, 2013, 06:24:35 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25212762

Bad Sex in Fiction: Manil Suri scoops 2013 award
Manil Suri's novel is set in an India under the threat of nuclear war
Author Manil Suri has scooped the Bad Sex in Fiction prize for an erotic scene involving three characters.

Authors 'frightened' of bad sex award Listen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25203168
 
Bad Sex in Fiction nominees revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24853292



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Re: Sex, sex, sex -- badly written sex scenes
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 06:37:17 PM »
Wow! A contest I could totally win!

Edit: Nevermind. Actually, I've determined you have be pretty good to be this "bad". The podcast is really interesting. I sorta agree that his writing didn't seem so bad, just very outlandish compared to most sex scenes out there. And therefore, easy to ridicule. He definitely tried to be very sincere in his writing. The podcast mentioned that it seemed like when writing about sex "right when you're being sincere, everyone is laughing at you."  I think this is true in a sense.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 06:40:24 PM »
I really like the publisher's response when they received the award on behalf of the author.

"In accepting this award we challenge everyone to make up their own mind about Manil Suri's The City of Devi. As Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina, 'There are as many kinds of love as there are hearts'.

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Re: Sex, sex, sex -- badly written sex scenes
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 06:48:14 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Well said.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 08:36:01 PM »
Oh dear, I have three sex scenes coming up, in varying degrees, maybe four. I sure hope I get nominated. Sex sells, right?
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 07:33:23 PM »
Oh dear, I have three sex scenes coming up, in varying degrees, maybe four. I sure hope I get nominated. Sex sells, right?
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Well that depends. On who's selling . . . and who's buying? ha ha. xbx
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 09:28:32 PM »
When we first got married, my husband said, "jokingly", "If I ever catch you cheating, I'm gonna give the guy $2.oo and tell him to go out and get a good piece."

Hey,just had an idea...I think I'm going to use that in my book...

or maybe not. :-\

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 12:07:43 PM »
The only sex scene in a book I remember well, was Stephen King's Carrie. When the mother confronts her daughter on the evil ways of men, she says, "He put it in me . . . and I liked it." I thought it was an explosive scene. He wrote that well. I got the ref straight away. I'm like any average bloke. I don't mind sex-talk or sex scenes. I just don't like the badly written/portrayed ones. There's a great deal of responsibility in being a good author. I hope you all live up to that and beyond. Bri.
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