Posts Tagged: Writs of Passion

Writs of Passion

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In case you missed it last week, check out Steve Almond’s “Why I Write Smut: A Manifesto.” It’s an excerpt from Writs of Passion, a set of six tiny books made up of Almond’s stories and essays that are too dirty for prime-time. The book covers fit together like a puzzle to reveal a steamy scene […]

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“Attention Is the First and Final Act of Love”

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Steve Almond’s Writs of Passion is “the best Valentine’s gift money can buy,” at least according to About.com (and us!). About.com guide Corey Silverberg interviewed Almond about pleasure, emotional danger, and how to write sex scenes. A preview: …even if we do enjoy sex, we find all kinds of ways to punish ourselves for that pleasure. I […]

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