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Writing the Sex Scene: Nothing Throbbing, Nothing Turgid

by Beth Ann Fennelly

Department:The Literary Life
Issue:January/February 2014

One of the most difficult scenes to write in fiction—and as such, one that gets tackled less and less—is the sex scene. Beth Ann Fennelly, a poet who recently cowrote her first novel with her husband, gets down and dirty to find out why.

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