… sex makes people vulnerable. And in that vulnerability, we change and we do things that surprise us. Sometimes we become cruel, sometimes we become infantile, sometimes we fall in love. And sex is very powerful. As writers we have to learn how to exploit the power of sex in our writing ...Many writers, among them the most famous and respected, fall flat on their bums. Others use sex effectively, not only to get deep inside their characters' skins, but to underline the message of their novel.
My article in the current issue of chrome is about getting sex down to the page, so now with your appetite whetted, go buy! (And if I'm not a sufficient draw, I'm sandwiched between Dina Zaman talking about talking respectfully, and Oon Yeoh writing about Khairy Jamaluddin.)