The Sex Scene: how much is too much? A Male Novelist’s Perspective


Okanagan College - Room 136 May 13, 2018 12:30 pm -

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Chris (C.C.) Humphreys

What is the objective of any scene? To arouse? To inform? To offend? For novelist C.C. (Chris) Humphreys a scene only works if it makes the reader want to read more! So in this workshop, he will explore the hot topic of sex while seeking an answer to the burning question: how much is too much?

Sex scenes come in many different shapes and sizes. From what the English call ‘a knee trembler’ to those where the whole universe moves. They come in various lengths: the half-page quickie, the full chapter consummation and everything in between. Chris will look at limits – the author’s and the reader’s. How sex can be funny as well as serious. How sensuality – engaging the six senses – is so important. And he will reveal his own golden rules – or limits.

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