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The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers
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When the first edition of The Joy of Writing Sex was published in 1996, it was greeted with great respect and enthusiasm from reviewers across the country and from writers including Peter Carey, Scott Turow, Margot Livesey, A.M. Homes, Carolyn See, and Thom Jones.  It soon became an essential fiction writer's resource and has been widely used in MFA programs.  Benedict wrote a second edition of the popular book in 2002, because of changes that had come about in AIDS, in social and sexual mores during the Clinton Presidency, and because of the prominence of the Internet.  The book has been published in the UK, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia.  Benedict has given dozens of mini-workshops in writing about sex at writing conferences and universities, and she is often consulted by journalists and literary folk on issues related to writing about sex in literature.
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When the first edition of The Joy of Writing Sex was published in 1996, it was greeted with great respect and enthusiasm from reviewers across the country and from writers including Peter Carey, Scott Turow, Margot Livesey, A.M. Homes, Carolyn See, and Thom Jones.  It soon became an essential fiction writer's resource and has been widely used in MFA programs.  Benedict wrote a second edition of the popular book in 2002, because of changes that had come about in AIDS, in social and sexual mores during the Clinton Presidency, and because of the prominence of the Internet.  The book has been published in the UK, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia.  Benedict has given dozens of mini-workshops in writing about sex at writing conferences and universities, and she is often consulted by journalists and literary folk on issues related to writing about sex in literature.

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"Read it because it will teach you everything you need to know about writing good fiction, whether your characters are having sex or having breakfast. This book is a course unto itself, and Elizabeth Benedict is a very fine teacher."

    — Peter Carey
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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Benedict runs Don't Sweat the Essay, a coaching service for high school students applying to college and anyone applying to graduate school. She is highly regarded novelist, journalist, teacher of...

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