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Title: Good Writing is Like Good Sex: Sort of Sexy Thoughts on Writing
Publication Date: March 31st, 2019
Genre: Non-Fiction / Writing Guide
What makes a book sexy?
I’m not talking about erotica, per say, but what is the difference between a book you eagerly devour and a book you slum your way through?
While there are individual exceptions, the most objective difference between a good story and a downright terrible one is simple—it all comes down to the writing.
It’s either good writing, and we can forgive the technical flaws a little more easily, or it’s bad writing, and bad writing is just bad.
Good writing is more than just good writing.
Good writing is sexy.
If you’re a fiction writer looking to improve your writing skills, this is the perfect, provocative read to encourage you to get down to business and write your story.
Inside Good Writing is Like Good Sex, you will find:
• A titillating perspective on the writing process
• The secret to why your story is special, and how you can make it sexier
• Tips on romancing your readers
• How to write irresistible characters
• Basic writing and story concepts with advanced insights
… and all in a non-gratuitous fashion with a lot of innuendos.
About the Author :
C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at http://www.csjohnson.me .
Although I don’t have time anymore to write, except for the occasional reviews and other blog posts, I’m always interested in learning and reading more about this topic.
Hence this book, although I must admit that it was the title that got my attention first.
I mean ‘sex’ just does that do people, no?
Even if it’s only the word, it makes you intrigued, it sells!
After that I was thinking: people who talk about it, don’t do it.
So maybe that’s who I am? (for the writing part I mean most definitely!)
I love to talk about it, love to make plans, sum up half a dozen (of fairly stupid) reasons not to get started,… .
I’m not selling, because I’m not writing!
Anyway, enough about me, back to the book written by C. S. Johnson.
I thought it to be a good read, with some great advice all wrapped up in some humor I could appreciate.
Most things I guess I already knew, but reading it again will maybe mean it will stick in my head a bit better or longer.
Maybe give me the courage to stop procrastinating!
If the sex part was really necessary I’m not sure, but it gives a nice twist on a rather boring topic, which is writing.
It really is boring to talk about, unless you’re doing it, then it can be really exciting. (Yes, still writing just about writing or am I?)
So I believe mission accomplished for the author as she wrote a book on how she sees you should tackle the task at hand and she did a fairly good job in my opinion.
She could left out the advertising about her own books and that of others I believe, but maybe that’s how selling your work goes.
Stuff for another book perhaps, what after writing?!
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