The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As an author of erotic fiction, you will soon discover that the words you use most, those that describe genitalia, sex and sex acts begin to seem redundant. Unfortunately, you will also soon discover that there are very few “good” word choices. There are lots of “bad” choices and an almost unlimited number of “ugly” word choices. Reaching for your thesaurus or even on line thesauri rarely helps. Scanning your favorite novels helps a little, but you still find yourself disappointed in the number of available words you can actually use. For that reason, I wanted to start this discussion with the hopes that we, as a writing community, can find the maximum number of “good” words we can use, determine when they should be used and hopefully, avoid the “bad” and “ugly” all together.

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