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Let’s Get It On The Page: Writing Sex Scenes to Excite and Entice Your Readers

January 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Perhaps you snuck a peek at your grandma’s romance novels and giggled at the over-the-top metaphors. Maybe your writing group said you could use a sex scene but you’re mortified by putting it on the page. Maybe you write erotica and want to polish your craft.

Sex can be one of the most exciting and emotionally resonant moments in a novel. It can also be cringe-worthy and awkward.

Join author and sex-positivity advocate, Karelia Stetz-Waters, for a talk on writing fabulous sex scenes. This fun, unembarrassed look at sex scenes will cover plot and character elements as well as the physicality of sex on the page, Karelia will practical tips and tricks that any writer can use. All heat levels, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.

About Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia’s sex-positive romance, Satisfaction Guaranteed, was rated one of Amazon’s Best Romances of 2021. She has been featured on the Ripped Bodice, Reader Seeks Romance and UME Radio. She’s received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Library Journal. She teaches writing at Linn-Benton Community College and for the Golden Crown Literary Society Writing Academy.

How to join us

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

About your chapter
Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up.

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings:

Guests are welcome to make a donation at to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!


January 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portland, OR 97207


Willamette Writers
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