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How to Read/Write a Dirty Story by Susie Bright 
24th-Jun-2006 10:28 pm
Title: How to Read/Write a Dirty Story
Author: Susie Bright
Reader Rating: 4.5 out of 5

I read this more for the first part of the book, the “thinking” about sex part. I’m a woman who’s always been pretty frank about sexuality and sex. I’m comfortable with the subject, so Susie’s essays are right up my alley because I like essays on the subject that don’t come off as “childish.”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to be all up in your face about sex and all that, but if you’re going to talk sex with me, you’d better be prepared to talk sex like an adult and not a blushing child. Otherwise, let’s talk about puppies! :D

Anyhow, I like Susie’s writing style. Even if she weren’t the “sex goddess” of erotica, I’d still read her books. Reading this book was like reading a letter from a friend. It has an intimacy about it.

Don’t think that means I fall down and worship her. There are some things she believes in that my opinions differ—such as her assertion that many stories lack because they don’t explore the sexuality of their characters more in the story. Yes, sex is a big part of who we are, but many writers can tell a story without delving into that area.

Pretty good read. I’m going to keep this one in my collection. I thought I might release it on bookcrossing, but I guess not.
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