We’re back for a 7th month of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, and we’re right on time!
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October 6 question – In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language?
Jayden: My line is much further down than most people’s, I suspect. I’ll write the nastiest, kinkiest sex scenes imaginable. No kids. No animals. I’m sure there are other extreme kinks I’ve never thought about that I wouldn’t write, but I’ll write pretty much anything.
As for language, every once in a while, I think that I can’t put a well placed, “fuck” in my dialogue, and then I realize that I write things about pussies and cocks and sex and “fuck” really isn’t that big of a deal…
Richard: I don’t know that there’s anything I flat out wouldn’t write at all. To Jayden’s point, I wouldn’t write graphic scenes with kids, but I don’t want to rule it out as background in the story as a whole (Jayden’s smut:story ratio is higher than mine though.)
Language, I don’t really care in general. I’m working on middle grade right now, so there’s a bit of a balancing act for that particular piece there. 14 year olds curse a lot, but you’re not supposed to write it.