A Conversation with the Spawn

Yesterday afternoon, I came home from work to find the Spawn sitting in the living room, and we got to talking about writing — a subject in which she has a considerable interest (and in which I think she punches above her weight class, even accounting for paternal bias). She’s a voracious reader, and reads a significant amount of fan amateur fiction, which if nothing else, lets her see what sorts of mistakes other young writers make.

As we were talking, the subject of writing sex scenes was broached. This led us to readings of some past winners of the Bad Sex in Fiction award, which are especially fun if done in the voice of Gilbert Gottfried (NSFW). After some hearty laughter, she said, “I think when I write sex scenes, I’m going to try to make them as clumsy, awkward, and humiliating as possible. That’ll be much more real.”

I said, “You’ve been talking to your mom again, haven’t you?”


About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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