Next week, I'll be presenting a class and moderating panels at one of the staple conferences in my author schedule, Frolicon - The Naughtier Side of Paradise here in Atlanta...
There is an Ink Track (for established and aspiring authors) during the conference, and there are a lot of different panels and topics that we cover for readers and aspiring authors alike...
Some of the panels we're doing consist of the following:
POV: Breaking the Binary - Writing Trans, Non-Binary, and Genderfluid Characters
Preserving Your Anonymity as a Kinky Author (I'm moderating this panel discussion)
Craft of Writing: Worldbuilding
Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone
As you can see, there's a lot of different things we're rocking this year. There's even an editors tell all panel ;)
Now, for the fun part...
The class I'll be teaching is called Setting the Mood: The Art of Erotic Storytelling, and here is the following description:
With the wildly popular erotic romance novels that have found their way into the forefront of the mainstream consciousness, the ability of those authors to write imaginative sex scenes has also fallen under the microscope. The sex scenes have gotten more graphic, and presumably, more imaginative, with each book that enters the marketplace.
Whether using every position in the Kama Sutra, or using every BDSM and fetish implement known to man, the questions still remain: Is the scene written well enough? Is it something that "normal people" do, or can do? Is there a difference between erotic and pornographic, and can they coexist in the same novel?
National Bestselling author Shakir Rashaan is the author of the Nubian Underworld series, and a featured contributor to two New York Times Bestselling anthologies. He will facilitate those questions and teach other aspects of writing scorching sex scenes. Whether you're writing a hot scene for your significant other or for profit, this is a class you won't want to miss.
ghgmkgkmfhy,r9a38jkbhgvucfrvZIf you're in the A next week, stop through...be warned, though, this ain't a tame or conservative atmosphere...IJS