I find sex easier to write than anything else–and I’m told by numerous people whose opinions I respect that I write it well. :-) Why it’s easy for me, though, I have no idea. Part of it, certainly, is that it doesn’t embarrass me to write it. Part of it’s the enjoyment I have in the subject. Victor shares those characteristics, too, though, and says that writing sex is still something he struggles with. So the other part’s a mystery to me. :-)
What are your opinions? What makes sex easy or difficult to write well?
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