What Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Taught Me About composing Sex Scenes: A Guest Post by Heather Anastasiu

What Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Taught Me About composing Sex Scenes: A Guest Post by Heather Anastasiu

I’m a relationship audience (and journalist) whom really really really loves publications of all of the known degrees of temperature. On it, I’ll read it, everything from Christian fiction to intense BDSM erotica if it’s got a romance tag.

With my latest historical fiction novel, super explicit intercourse scenes weren’t right for the feel for the tale, though there was intercourse, even yet in the very first chapter.

But composing it absolutely was a conundrum—how did we write intercourse without, well, nipples, dicks, clits, women’s cores, and the best, metal people coated in velvet?

Then we remembered the intercourse scenes published by the master, Diana Gabaldon. She does not diminish to black but she does not get explicit about any of it either. Continue reading “What Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Taught Me About composing Sex Scenes: A Guest Post by Heather Anastasiu”