How to Write Sex Scenes

Everything you need to know to write compelling sex scenes in fiction and non-fiction

Whether you want to add a steamy love scene to your novel, short stories or memoir, or you're looking to write erotica, this online writing course will help you develop the skills needed to craft hot love scenes. Sex is an important part of our lives, and exploring the sexual desires of characters provides insights into their most secret inner-lives.

In this three-hour course, you will:

  • face any fears you might have about writing sex scenes, erotica or literotica
  • unpack the language of sex through close readings and exercises
  • develop a writing practice through a series of generative exercises
This course is designed for all types of writers, both fiction and non-fiction. Through a series of lessons, examples and practical exercises, you’ll gain new insights into writing sex scenes.

Please note: this course frankly discusses sex and anatomy, and contains explicit language.
Level: All levels

Writing NSW members receive a $20 discount. Contact Writing NSW for your discount code. Not a member? Join here.

Your Instructor

Krissy Kneen
Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the author of the bestselling memoir Affection, the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, the Thomas-Shapcott-Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother, and An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Norma K Hemming Award and the Aurealis awards. Wintering, her latest novel, has been longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award and shortlisted for the Davitt Award. She is currently developing two TV series with STAN and a feature film with Like a Photon. Krissy has previously written and directed broadcast television documentaries with SBS and ABC TV. She is the current Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What level of writer is this course aimed at?
This course will help any writer who wants to improve their sex scenes.

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