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Author has written 26 stories for High School Musical, Harry Potter, Pocahontas, Pretty Little Liars, Assassin's Creed, Glee, and WET.
My name is Zoe :)
I'm 18 going on 19 :)
I'm from Andover Kansas, really small town. I'm half Canadian by birth, but I'm adopted. I love the arts: Theatre, band, reading, writing, etc. I wish to attend film school to study to become a director. But right now I am majoring in Pshycology and minoring in Music Performance in Bass guitar and string bass.
I am one of 9 siblings, so I love people and being around people! I love to talk but I also have discovered that having a big family makes you a good listener!
Myself and my 6 younger siblings are all adopted from different places. I was adopted at birth. My birth mother was 17 when she had me and couldn't afford to give me the life she thought I deserved, so she contacted my adoptive mother, who she knew wanted to adopt, and here I am! I never knew my birth father until I was 17 years old. He contacted me and told me about himself. He's from Canada, so I am half Canadian by blood (which I totally milk because I love Canada!)
My younger siblings, however have much more interesting stories. They are all from different countries and five out of the six have physical disabilities. My parents are saints and they continue to search for more kids to add to the family!
My fave movies are ones such as: Garden State, Happy Gilmore, Black Swan, Harry Potter series, The Girl Next Door, The Hangover, Old School, No Strings Attached, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, The Quiet, The King's Speech, Kill Bill, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, etc. I'm a huge movie watcher and book reader!
Fave Books: Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, The River Of Doubt, The Kite Runner, Of Mice and Men, Pretty Little Liars, A Midsummer Night's Dream (well, that's a play, but still), Zoe's Tale, Without Remorse, and many more!
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I was just working on one of my fics, and I realized that I get asked about writing sex scenes a lot. So for anyone looking for some tips, here's what I can offer (from both experience and imagination) on writing classy, non-cliche sex scenes. I've come up with ten rules.
1) Stop having sex.
This is very important. Remember that the sexiest thing about sex is really desire, which is just a fancy word for not getting laid.
2) Never compare a woman’s nipples to:
b) Cherry pits.
c) Pencil erasers.
d) Frankenstein’s bolts.
Nipples are tricky. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and shades. They do not, as a rule, look like much of anything, aside from nipples. So resist making dumb-shit comparisons.
3) Never, ever use the words "penis" or "vagina."
There is no surer way to kill the erotic buzz than to use these terms, which call to mind — to my mind, at least — health class (in the best instance) and (in the worst instance) venereal disease.
As a rule, in fact, there is often no reason at all to name the genitals. Consider the following sentence:
"She poured sesame oil onto her palm and reached for my penis."
Now consider this alternative:
"She poured sesame oil onto her palm and reached for me."
Is there any real doubt as to where this particular horndoggle is reaching?
I rest my wok.
3(a) Resist the temptation to use genital euphemisms (unless you are trying to be funny).
No: tunnel of love, candy shop, secret garden, pleasure gate, bearded clam.
Equally no: mule, flesh kabob, magic wand, shaft of manhood.
I could go on, but only for my own amusement.
4) Then again, sometimes sex is funny.
And if you ever saw a videotape of yourself in action, I bet you’d agree. An absurd arrangement. So don’t be afraid to portray its comic aspects. If one of your characters, at the height of passion, screams her father’s name, note this. If another can’t stay hard, allow him to use a ponytail holder for an improvised cock ring. And later on, if his daughter comes home and demands to know where her ponytail holder is, well, so be it.
5) Don’t forget the foreplay.
It took me a few years to realize this (okay, more than a few) but the lead-in is often better than the actual humping part. So don’t make the traditional XXX mistake. Don’t cut from a flirtatious discussion to a gag-defying fellatio. Tease the reader a little. Let the drama of the seduction prime us for the action.
5a) It takes a long time to make a woman come.
I speak here from experience. So please, don’t try to sell us on the notion that a man can enter a woman, elicit a shuddering moan or two, and bring her off. No sale. In fact, I’d steer clear of announcing orgasms at all. Rarely, in my experience, do men or women announce their orgasms. They simply have them. Their bodies are taken by sensation and tossed about in various ways. Best to describe the tossing.
6) Fluid is fun.
Look, sex is sticky. There’s no way around this. If you want to represent the truth of the acts, you will likely be required to pay homage to the resultant wetnesses. And I’m not just talking about semen or vaginal fluid. I’m also talking sweat and saliva, which I consider to be the perfume of lovers, as well as whatever one chooses as a lubricant (sesame oil?).
7) Real people do not talk in porn clichés.
They do not say: "Give it to me, big boy."
They do not say: "Suck it, baby. That’s right, all the way down."
They do not say: "Yes, deeper, harder, deeper! Oh, baby, oh, Christ, yes!"
At least, they do not say these things to me.
Most of the time, real people say all kinds of weird, funny things during sex, such as, "I think I’m losing circulation" and "I’ve got a cramp in my foot" and "Oh, sorry!" and "Did you come already? Goddamn it!"
8) Don’t obsess over the rude parts.
Sex is inherently over the top. Just telling the reader that two (or more) people are getting down will automatically direct us toward the genitals. It is your job, as an author, to direct us elsewhere, to the more inimitable secrets of the naked body. Give us the indentations on the small of a woman’s back, or the minute trembling of a man’s hands. And remember that sometimes the secrets of the human body are funny-looking. Again, I am speaking from experience.
9) Use all the senses.
The cool thing about sex — aside from its being, uh, sex — is that it engages all five of our human senses. So don’t ignore the more subtle cues. Give us the scents and the tastes and the sounds of the act. And stay away from the obvious ones. By which I mean that I’d take a sweet, embarrassed pussyfart over a shuddering moan any day.
You can quote me on that.
10) It is okay to get aroused by your own sex scenes.
In fact, it’s pretty much required. Remember, part of the intent of a good sex scene is to arouse the reader. And you’re not likely to do that unless you, yourself, are feeling the same delicious tremors. You should be envisioning what you’re writing and — whether with one hand or two — transcribing these visions in detail.
I hope these help you in writing your M rated stuff! And I hope you take the chance in writing a sex scene (even if it's your first time doing so).