Bad sex writing

If there are any aspiring writers out there, you will not want to miss this.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 6 Comments

Dammit, you beat me to it! You know this is my absolutely favorite literary contest. I blogged it last year.

This year, Norman Mailer won, posthumously

November 29, 2007 @ 3:30 pm | Comment

This is excellent. Reminds me of a Dinosaur Comics strip about corporate-sponsored erotica. Be sure to move your mouse over the comic to see the hidden joke –

“Amelia loved McDonalds. The food, the company, the lifestyle. The good feelings spreading through her body were like McDonalds: aggressively globalizing, yet non-exploitative. She moaned again. ‘MMMMMM’ she said, and Antonio finished her thought with a whispered ‘cDonalds’.”

Also, the Irish comedian Dylan Moran had a good line about why there’s no male lingerie: “It’s hard to do anything with something that looks like it should be hanging out of the side of a shark’s mouth.”

November 29, 2007 @ 6:06 pm | Comment

I’m glad I wasn’t drinking coffee when I read that, Brendan.

Lisa, sorry for stealing your post. I simply couldn’t resist.

November 29, 2007 @ 6:09 pm | Comment

No stealing implied, Richard! Who couldresist?

The ones from last year were priceless. If you go to the magazine that gives the rewards, there are archives…mwahahah!

November 30, 2007 @ 1:27 am | Comment

A free tip for any non-romance writer – avoid sex scenes in the first place!

November 30, 2007 @ 4:45 am | Comment

Agree with Raj above.

Synonyms of Romance:—1. story, fiction. 4. falsehood, fable. 6. allure, fascination, exoticism.

November 30, 2007 @ 9:13 am | Comment

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