I have my own lexical prejudices. So the safest option here - the one that gives writers space to define their own comfort zones and preferences - was for me to simply include a list of words found elsewhere, and clearly define my source texts. And I've done so. [...] I actually REALLY care about everyone's opinions on these words and I think we should have more conversations about their connotations. So my end goal is to provide some crowdsourced data on how generally squicky or sexy each word is (still for free, still right here on the blog), and you can help!
The Sexy Thesaurus 3: Description Words to Use in Your Romance Novel
The third Sexy Thesaurus! Descriptive words to use while sexting, writing your romance novel, or day-dreaming.
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The Sexy Thesaurus 2: A List of Action Words to Use in Your Romance Novel
To date, the by-far most popular post on this blog is my "Sexy Thesaurus," a list of nouns that can be used for the sex organs. However, if you're writing, you might find yourself struggling with talking about not only their you-know-what, but also the actions they undertake! So, as a favor just for you,…
The Sexy Thesaurus: A List of Words to Use in Your Romance Novel
Genitalia. Coitus. Osculation. You'd be hard-pressed to open a romance novel without finding these three things - but odds are, you won't find these words. (By the way, osculation is the scientific word for kissing. I didn't know either.) Writers and readers of romance know there are endless euphemisms for the private bits, the sexy…
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5 tiny, do-able tips that will instantly improve your ability to start AND finish your novel.