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The 'There and Back' SMUT Essay

… Or: How to Write Great Smut in Ten Easy Steps?

This essay was posted as part of the big SMUT writing workshop at the online writers’ workshop “There and Back Again (And How to Get There in the First Place)” over on LiveJournal. If you’re interested in reading the many interesting discussions sparked by the various parts of the essay, you may prefer reading the essay [→ over there]

  1. Introduction
  2. The Big Secret
  3. ‘Wham, Bam, Thank You, Ma’am!’ – A Quickie for Impatient Writers
  4. The Big IF – Do you really need a sex scene? And if yes, what kind of a sex scene do you need?
  5. ‘That Scene’ in context
  6. The ‘Dirty Deed’
  7. ‘I’m coming!’ vs. ‘Let go!’—Find your balance!
  8. Good girls read smut only for the advancement of the plot and the development of the characters?
  9. And what about me? Sex is always personal!
  10. Epilogue