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Writing Sex Scenes, from the First Kiss to the Big O!



Amy Andrews




Modern romantic relationships usually involve some form of sexual activity which is, more often than not, reflected in the modern romance novel. Many authors, however, struggle with writing these intimate scenes. There’s definitely an art to it, so why not join Amy as she explores all the nuances and story opportunities that abound when you strip your characters bare?
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You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • The anatomy of a sex scene – before, during, after
  • The logistics – language, consent, contraception
  • The art of creating sexual tension
  • Why sex should makes things worse aka - upping the stakes
  • Physical intimacy v emotional intimacy

About the Tutor:

Amy Andrews is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling, triple RITA nominated, Aussie author who has written eighty-five steamy contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. She has sold three million books into two dozen markets. She has spoken internationally, run workshops at conferences and festivals and mentored many new and emerging authors. In 2019, she was awarded life-member status in Romance Writers of Australia after many years of involvement with the organisation including two years as President. 

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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176 Little Lonsdale Street
3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 14 April 2023 - 4:00
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