For those who might be interested, I’m teaching an online writing class … ah, um, next week! Yes, yes, I know my news and posts all month have been about how I’m all nose-to-the-grindstone on this novel. Which I am! But it should done by Monday, January 4, 2016, when the class starts. (Does that date sound like science fiction to anyone else? Could be just me, I get that. But still – 2016!)
Anyhoo, here’s the scoop, and it should be super fun! TLDR: the registration link is here.
Sex as a Tool for Character Transformation
Presented by Jeffe Kennedy
Dates: January 4-15, 2016
Deadline January 4, 2016
Fee: OIRW Member $10
Fee: Non-Member $15
Nothing is worse than the gratuitous sex scene, right? We’ve all been there-skimming the pages to get back to the “interesting” stuff that advances the plot and transforms the characters. But that’s not the sex scene’s fault. It’s the writer’s! Done well, a sex scene, from mild to steamy, should move the story forward and-most importantly-drive a change in the characters.
In this course, students will learn what makes a sex scene sing and what makes one sag. Working with the model of character transformation, the class will lead students through the concepts of sexual taboos and the mental, emotional and spiritual impacts of breaking them. Students will explore the concepts of intimacy and personal barriers and practice tools for using them to move their characters forward on every level. Writers will be able to submit short scenes to the instructor or the group for feedback.