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The S-word, male vs. female authors

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Post by Misfit » Tue January 4th, 2011, 12:06 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]I see you've met Ashton. Not much else to her I'm afraid. There are some interesting points to her character development, but in Love & War she's pretty much just an egocentric nymphomaniac.[/quote]

Yep. Love and War was a bit of a disappointment, and I actually had to skim a lot to get through. A good editor needs a crack at that to pare it down.

I did enjoy Ashton at the Academy graduation when she collected her buttons :D
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Post by Ash » Tue January 4th, 2011, 1:04 am

Doesn't matter who the author is or what gender, but if the scene is more about the physical act than it is moving the plot or developing the relationship, I roll my eyes and turn the page. The scenes in George RR Martin's series worked. The ones in Pillars of the Earth didn't (plus the ones in the latter were horribly violent and like EC said, filled with male fantasy)

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Post by EC2 » Tue January 4th, 2011, 3:32 pm

The bad sex award has been announced today. Goes to a bloke. The hot snail has been joined by a companion...

http://m.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/nov/ ... pe=article
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Post by Kveto from Prague » Tue January 4th, 2011, 3:36 pm

Oy! What a topic. I see none of the other lads on this site have weighed in here. I'll not touch this subject with a ten-foot (thrusting, penetrating) pole. :D

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Post by fljustice » Tue January 4th, 2011, 5:34 pm

[quote=""EC2""]The bad sex award has been announced today. Goes to a bloke. The hot snail has been joined by a companion...[/quote]

Thanks, I needed the laugh!
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Post by Libby » Tue January 4th, 2011, 7:18 pm

"her movement so brusque his chin bounced off her head." :confused:
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

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Post by Misfit » Tue January 4th, 2011, 7:20 pm

[quote=""EC2""]The bad sex award has been announced today. Goes to a bloke. The hot snail has been joined by a companion...

http://m.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/nov/ ... pe=article[/quote]

I'm dying, thanks for that.
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Post by cw gortner » Tue January 4th, 2011, 11:52 pm

[quote=""Kveto from Prague""]Oy! What a topic. I see none of the other lads on this site have weighed in here. I'll not touch this subject with a ten-foot (thrusting, penetrating) pole. :D [/quote]

I'm lurking . . . ;)
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Post by Margaret » Wed January 5th, 2011, 12:12 am

He placed his hand on the concave stretch that was her belly, letting two fingers rest in the yawn of her navel. He slipped downwards, grazing the tight skin of her waist with his fingertips.
Huh? My navel is at my waist. Sorry if that's TMI. :D
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Post by Nefret » Wed January 5th, 2011, 2:41 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I'm dying, thanks for that.[/quote]

Most hilarious thing I have read all year.
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We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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