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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

May Workshop

De-Mystifying Ménage
By Louisa Bacio
May 6- June 2, 2013

4-week course/Mixed audience
How do you write a love scene between a vampire and a werewolf and make it believable? How about sliding a third lover into the common bed? De-Mystifying Ménage explores the titillating combinations of sex with multiple partners.

The course builds upon establishing basic chemistry between characters to developing realistic storylines to finally describing the acrobatic acts.

Come prepared to build up a sweat writing, and leave your shyness at the door.

Topics Include:

Week 1:
Lesson 1:  Why write ménage? What’s happening in the market, and what’s selling?
Lesson 2:  Setting up the triangle: Characterization/motivation and the psychological dynamics of a love triangle

Week 2:
Lesson 4: Let’s talk about Sex: Terminology & How hot do you want it?
            First look: Male/Female
Lesson 5: What’s fur got to do with it? Genre Setting and Genre Blurring
            Bringing in Paranormal Elements

Week 3:
Lesson 5: Bedroom Acrobatics: Writing a sex scene with three people
            Same-Sex Scenes
Lesson 6: Complications & Conflict

Week 4:
Lesson 7: The Ending: Happily Ever After with a Threesome
Lesson 8: The Publication Process: A look at Calls for Submission and the Query Letter

At least two lectures/assignments per week


Louisa Bacio writes paranormal and contemporary erotic romance. Bacio’s writing crosses genres, from the traditional m/f pairings to m/m/f in “The Vampire, The Witch & the Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome.” Her novel “Sex University: All-Girls Academy” features a f/f/f foray.

Bacio also teaches college courses in writing, and edits romance for several publishing houses. She’s also highly involved with her local chapter, OCC/RWA.  


$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

To pay via PayPal, please send payment to workshops@passionateink.org and make the subject line WORKSHOP:MÉNAGE. Please be sure the information field includes the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

To pay via check, please include WORKSHOP:MÉNAGE in the memo area. Also, please include a note containing the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

Mail checks to:

Robin L Rotham, Treasurer
P.O. Box 2412
Norfolk, NE 68702

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***

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