My A-Z Challenge this year contains posts about writing adult content in fiction – you will not find any adult fiction within the parameters of the challenge, except for illustration purposes.
There are some things I like to get a feel for when I write a scene and so I’ll read novels containing what I want to write. For example, fight scenes. I have a hard time with pacing and repetition during any scene that involves fisticuffs.
What I don’t want to get tips on from other writers–or any other resources for that matter–is kink. If my characters have an armpit fetish or belong to an exclusive club where they join in fetishistic orgies, I don’t want to know ahead of time that that particular kink is a “thing.” Kinks in fiction, in my opinion, need to be as original as possible.
I’m not sure quite what it is about this aspect of fiction – perhaps it’s the old adage that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all that makes it necessary for me to keep a sex scene fresh in some way. That includes, as Mr. Wheeler said in a comment on my last post, simply alluding to the fact that it’s going to happen without actually writing it. There’s a lot to be said for leaving everything to the reader’s imagination, or most of it anyway.
Is there any particular sort of scene or part of a story that you feel needs to be as original as possible? Something such as torture, perhaps?