Writing sex scenes

Writing a good sex scene is hard (oh no, first line into this post and I’m already punning). There’s no doubt about it. Sex scenes, in our day and age, have been done to death. In books, television and movies. To better and worse effect. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my exposure to this extensive modern menu: a bad sex scene, in any medium, can definitely pop your balloon. Acrobatic sex, that bears no resemblance to reality, just makes...

Writing and self belief – On loving our broken creations

I’ve been thinking a lot about self belief. The kind of self belief it takes to keep going when it feels like everything in your life is telling you to give up. I’ve been standing on the precipice of utter failure and despair, gazing down into the abyss, and wondering how do I find this kind of self belief? How do I find a way to banish the demons of doubt that hover at the edges of my consciousness, whispering...

Writing and PMT(yes the dreaded premenstrual tension)

So after a rather cursory google search this morning on the topic of writing and PMT (premenstrual tension) which turned up very few results, I decided that yes, there is indeed a need to broach this important and much overlooked subject. In this post I want to share with you my experience of writing and PMT and the insights I’ve had about it so far. But first of course a depiction of me, or rather my wrabbit self, with PMT:...