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What makes a book sexy?

I’m not talking about erotica, per say, but what is the difference between a book you eagerly devour and a book you slum your way through?

While there are individual exceptions, the most objective difference between a good story and a downright terrible one is simple - it all comes down to the writing.

It’s either good writing, and we can forgive the technical flaws a little more easily, or it’s bad writing, and bad writing is just bad.

Good writing is more than just good writing.
Good writing is sexy.

If you’re a fiction writer looking to improve your writing skills, this is the perfect, provocative listen to encourage you to get down to business and write your story.

Inside Good Writing Is Like Good Sex, you will find:

  • A titillating perspective on the writing process
  • The secret to why your story is special, and how you can make it sexier
  • Tips on romancing your readers
  • How to write irresistible characters
  • Basic writing and story concepts with advanced insights

...and all in a non-gratuitous fashion with a lot of innuendos.

C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. She has written articles for The Rebelution, MTL Magazine, Hollywood in Toto, StudioJake, and more. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family.

©2019 Christina Johnson (P)2019 C. S. Johnson

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  • 2021-01-02

Good for beginners

If you haven't already read Stephen King's on writing or any other book on the subject, then CS Johnson's book is a good place to start. With lots of truly good and practical advice, it will help any author in developing a mental framework by using sex as a metaphor. Recommended to newcomers to the writing community.

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  • Cathrine Bonham
  • 2020-08-25

A clean writing guide.

I really want to assure everyone that this book is not descriptive. The worse the author does is over use the word Sexy. This is first and foremost a writing craft book. It uses Sex as a metaphor for how your reader should feel but also how you should approach the act of writing itself. She makes the metaphor work too. This is one of the most interesting craft books I've encountered. It has great advice sure but it also has great motivation as she emphasizes making the time and of course, finishing. Narrator Faith Moore does a great job of reading this nonfiction book. Her speech is clear and vibrant, and she is clearly in agreement with he advice being given.

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  • 2020-06-25

Theory of writing and PG sex

Great book on the theory of writing and how to engage readers. Great analogy between writing and sex without ever getting beyond PG rating. The author did leave me wanting when the book ended and she never used the two sex/writing quotes that immediately came to mind when I saw the cover. "Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards." - Robert A. Heinlein "The act of writing itself is done in secret, like masturbation." - Stephen King

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  • SJE
  • 2020-06-14

A fun look at the business and craft of writing

Oh man, what can I even say about this? I really enjoyed listening to this book. I thought the metaphors were pretty spot-on, and there is a wealth of information about writing something people want to read and improving your writing all delivered in an entertaining and thoughtful voice that reminded me a lot of Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird. Definitely give this one a listen for a jolt to your creativity! I listened to an ARC of this book, but these are my honest opinions.

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  • Claudia M.
  • 2021-01-16

Too short

Is too short. The sex analogy thing is Kind of cute to make the point. Could be better because there is a lot wrtitten on the subject and certainly the author is knowelegeable.

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  • Pris
  • 2020-05-16

The title is pretty much self-explanatory

Good Writing is Like Good Sex. Sort of Sexy Thoughts on Writing has a pretty much self-explanatory title/subtitle. This is a (non-fiction) book with tips on how to be a good (fiction) writer or improve one's writing. As another reviewer has mentioned, it could work without all the references to sex, but then, it'd probably lose part of its appeal. Now, even though the sex references are never explicit or anything of the sort (the author is, after all, a Christian), this book would work best for ages 16+. As for the narrator, I think she did a great job with this book, even though I think she's one of the fastest ones I've heard so far ~ 4.5 stars