Nobilis Reed is an accomplished author, producing a multitude of short fiction, several novels, countless podcasts, as well as a substantial volume of audio and editing work with other writers and publishers. Widely known for his erotic fiction, he brings a wealth of insight and experience to the table which he shares generously and with style. Pull up a chair and join us in exploring a unique perspective on writing and storytelling.
(and remember to check out Nobilis’s Workshop Episode)
PROMO: View from Valhalla (http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/)
Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Nobilis Reed
[caution: mature language and adult themes – NOT workplace or child safe – listener discretion is advised]
01:20 – Nobilis’s Fabulousity
- 03:50 – Definition of “Erotica”
- 04:25 – Semantic Inconsistency
04:55 – Why label something “erotic”?
- 05:05 – We Americans are much more willing to portray the end of a life than the beginning
- 05:20 – I’m an author in a market that exists
- 06:25 – It is as difficult to write a good sex scene as it is to write a good chase scene
06:35 – What are the challenges of writing a good sex scene?
- 06:40 – Full sensory experience
- 07:05 – Emotional experience
07:30 – How do you approach that process?
- 07:50 – Know what you’re talking about
- 08:05 – Understand the anatomy
- 08:30 – Take yoga
- 08:57 – Be aware of your own body
- 11:05 – Analogies to violence
11:45 – What’s your process?
- 11:50 – Make sure the first draft is crap, no sensory details
- 12:40 – Flesh out with second draft
13:15 – PROMO: View From Valhalla
14:05 – How does a writer keep an erotic story respectable
- 15:15 – Ideally, I want you to feel enriched AND dirty
- 17:10 – Even well regarded anthologies, the stories are a sex scene (a vignette)
- 17:30 – Not a lot of time to lay down the foundational framework
17:50 – Does erotic fiction incorporate Antagonists?
- 18:05 – In other genres, there’s an oppositional relationship
- 18:35 – In erotic fiction, antagonists represent an obstacle of some kind
- 20:05 – Erotica stories tend to be much more personal
- 20:15 – The Velderet by Cecilia Tan
- 21:35 – The focus is different from other genres (everything happens during sex)
- 22:20 – Sex becomes elevated like gun play is elevated in an action movie
23:35 – Is erotica getting closer literary fiction with a genre background?
- 23:50 – No, because literary fiction is damned boring
- 24:20 – You CAN have sweeping dramas
- 24:40 – Jacqueline Carey “Kushiel’s Avatar”