Expired Julia Watts: How to Write a Sex Scene (without sounding like a pervert)

Sure, you know the skinny on plot, character, and setting, but you’ve wondered, you’ve worried about how to write a sex scene (without sounding like a pervert). You’ve avoided the whole idea and left a big hole in your manuscript. This workshop will cover a variety of advanced techniques and include some writing exercises to help you practice them. Have a pen and paper or your laptop — whatever you need to write! For experienced fiction writers.

Julia Watts is the author of more than a dozen novels for adults and young adults. Her novel Finding H.F. won the 2002 Lambda Literary Award in the Children’s/Young Adult category, and her most recent novel, Quiver (Three Rooms Press, 2018), was a Southeastern Independent Booksellers’ Okra Pick and a finalist for a Foreword Indie Award. She holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Spalding University and an M.A. in English from the University of Louisville. Julia lives in Knoxville and is a member of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. After a twenty-plus year college teaching career, she is now a PhD student in Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee, where she is an Access and Diversity Graduate Fellow.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure the safety of our members and presenters, KWG will be moving our workshops to an online format.
Online KWG Workshops are $30 for non-members, $20 for members and $10 for student members. Log in to take advantage of the reduced rates.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on the Thursday prior to the event to enable our presenters to prepare and send you the login information. Help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O. Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326). 
  •  September 19, 2020
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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