The Joy of Writing Sex
A Guide for Fiction Writers
Twelve years after it was first published, The Joy of Writing Sex remains the classic writer's resource on creating compelling 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, supported with examples from the works of today's most respected writers-among them, Dorothy Allison, Russell Banks, Alan Hollinghurst, Joyce Carol Oates, Carol Shields, and John Updike-focuses on crafting believable sex scenes that hinge on freshness of character, dialogue, mood, and plot.
In this revised edition, Benedict addresses the latest sexual revolution, intimacy on the Internet; adds new interviews with Edmund White, Darren Strauss, Stephen McCauley, and other writers; and updates her selections to include examples from the best fiction of the past few years.
Elizabeth Benedict ist Autorin von Kurzgeschichten, Essays und Romanen. Einer davon war in der engeren Auswahl für den American Book Award. Sie schreibt für New York Times, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar und andere Publikationen und lehrt Creative Writing an der Harvard University.