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thread: How do i know if its any good?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    How do i know if its any good?

    One of my dreams is to write a novel, and i have decided that its going to be a chick lit/romance as that is all i seem to read anymore!

    So, i think one of the key parts to writing this type of genre is nailing the sex scene (pardon my pun!). But how do i know if its any good? I dont want to give it to anyone who i actually know as that would be far too embarassing!

    Any suggestions?


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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
    5,729

    There's an AO section in here you could share it in... request access to join?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    I am not so sure about posting it, i think i would rather limit it further so i can control who sees it. Maybe i should just bite the bullet and let DF read it? He is always honest with me, but i have never had him read anything i have written!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
    5,729

    PM me I need to BD tonight and I don't know you from a bar of soap . I'll let you know if it's steamy enough!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    Hahaha, ok...

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    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
    15,272

    there aren't a lot of AO members, so you could ask for access and share the story (there is a naughty stories section) and ask for feedback. there are also some AO stories posted in there which may give you an idea

    feedback would depend on making sure you make it clear what SORT of sex scene you're trying to create. is it meant to be romantic? hot and heavy? do you want it to be really descriptive or more suggestive? are you aiming to arouse the reader or simply to describe?

    you probably need to have your storyline pretty well fleshed out in your mind so that you know what you're aiming to achieve. there is no point taking the sex scene to soft porn status if the rest of the story is very sedate - and vice verse - you don't want a 150 page build up to the final shag, very descriptive of every touch/kiss/interlude, and then lose the momentum in that scene because it hasn't stayed true to the rest of the story

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
    5,729

    I liked it

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    Thanks Maruschke, i will definately incorporate your feedback

    Thanks BG! I will def think about all of those points, at the moment the one i am working on feels a bit too full on on its own, but i want it to appear pretty seemless with the overall context and style of the story.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2009
    Vic
    1,292

    Hmmm. I need sone inspiration for DTD tonight..... Fancy some more feedback?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk so lots of errors hehe.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    Serious Delphmoon? I will PM you.

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    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
    15,272

    i'm happy to give it a read - i've written a few different things at different time - from soft teasing to pretty descriptive stuff - so i can give you some feedback too if you want.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2009
    Vic
    1,292

    Thanks Apple...classy and stylish writing. I enjoyed the intensity

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2008
    In snuggle land
    4,499

    I'm happy to give feedback. It would be good to know the context though. As BG said, each scene needs to fit in with the overall story.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    Thanks delphmoon!

    BG and L&B its pretty much a guy likes girl, girl likes guy, tension builds, a few things get in their way, some more tension builds until they get together kind of story. This scene obviously being the bit where they get together. To be honest though, it really is quite 'intense' as delphmoon kindly described. If you are ok with this let me know and i will PM it too you

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    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
    15,272

    hehehehe i don't think there's anything that would be too intense for me lol

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    Registered User

    Oct 2009
    Bonbeach, Melbourne
    7,177

    I'm a perve and would love to read it, I love chick lit

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    Hahaha, ok, i will PM you

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2010
    763

    LOL, just saw that belly belly censor's for me! My inner prude is giving a big sigh of relief

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