Spicing Up Your Stories


  1. Tracy Brisendine
    Tracy Brisendine February 24, 2014 at 8:54 am .

    Awesome post, Katriena!
    You hit all of the critical and necessary points. This will be going my “to save” list for sure. I’ll admit to being a reader who skips over the smut if the author didn’t make the first one meaningful. Nothing irks me more than meaningless sex, well unless it has a point, but too often it doesn’t. It’s just filler because “sex sells.” I could rant for hours on this, but I’ll spare ya’ll ;)

    Thanks again, lady! Your class is going to rock!

  2. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey February 24, 2014 at 9:50 am .

    I’ve been a big fan of “closed door” sex scenes in books and movies, but you make a great point that sometimes meaningful plot or character development could be happening in there and I’d miss it (as a reader) or miss the opportunity to share with a reader if I’m the one doing the writing. Excellent post as always, Katriena. Thanks!

  3. Katriena Knights
    Katriena Knights February 24, 2014 at 5:08 pm .

    Thanks, Tracy! I’ve written a few books where if you skip the smut you’ll have no clue what’s going on because a bunch of exposition is in those scenes. :-D

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