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debidkh



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I've been fiddling a little with some creativity in writing. I see that in the few pieces I've written, being short erotica stories, there hasn't been any dialogue other than a whispered "not yet" in one. My short stories I mean are 4 to 5 pages.

Do you need to fill space with dialogue for short creative writings? If so, clues on how little or how much would be great. Thanks very much.
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Boota might have some input here as he has also dabbled in the erotica writing.
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But is "dialoque" itself not a beautiful word describing a very indivisible position in sex?

debid...you should do just fine.
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Good dialogue is real dialogue. If it's real, it's perfectly appropriate, no matter the genre. Unfortunately, in most of the erotica I've read, the dialogue is horrible. It should sound like someone may have really said it at some point in history. For writing dialogue in a sex scene I would recommend having lots of sex, just to get a feel for the flow of conversation. If there is any... write it down.
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Boota wrote:
For writing dialogue in a sex scene I would recommend having lots of sex, just to get a feel for the flow of conversation. If there is any... write it down.


Marvelous! I will do just that!

Can it be with whomever I choose or does it have to be with the one already chose?
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That's not really important for purposes of dialogue, although you may get more realistic dialogue from someone you're familiar with. Smile
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Boota wrote:
Good dialogue is real dialogue. If it's real, it's perfectly appropriate, no matter the genre. Unfortunately, in most of the erotica I've read, the dialogue is horrible. It should sound like someone may have really said it at some point in history. For writing dialogue in a sex scene I would recommend having lots of sex, just to get a feel for the flow of conversation. If there is any... write it down.

Excellent recommendation!
Just make sure to wait until after the sex is over before you write down anything...

Of course, I guess you could tape yourself - or the neighbors- having sex.
Problem is, what's usually said sounds like comedy when taken out of context:

"A little harder- yeah, that's it..."
"Oh yeah, that's amazing!"
"Um, I think the bed just collapsed..."

Or maybe that's just me- not that I'm an expert on dialogue.
Until yesterday, hadn't written any fiction in 25 years & don't think I ever used dialogue before...

But as a voracious reader, I'll say this:
you can skip the dialogue if you have some really amusing narration...

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