- Sex is easy to write.
- Intimacy is hard to write.
Writing sex is writing logistics. Tab A in Slot B. It’s the physicality of the act.
Writing intimacy is breaking down barriers. It’s opening long-held secrets and exposing them to the critique of another. It’s raw and vulnerability and an enormous amount of trust. Writing intimacy should be a pivotal point in the story of the characters involved, pushing them into uncharted territory and sealing the way back to the way they were before.
Don’t cheat your characters and readers by writing a sex scene. Make it something more, something intimate. Your story will be stronger for it.
All the best,