Susan Sontag on sex and writing

mjc-susan sontag on sex

“If only I could feel about sex as I do about writing! That I’m the vehicle, the medium, the instrument of some force beyond myself.”

Susan Sontag

More on Sontag and sex, here, at BrainPickings: Susan Sontag on Sex.

ORDERS: Writers, this weekend: go fuck the way you write. Lovers of writers, demand that performance.

INSIDE INSIGHT: My feelings about sex and writing are all mixed up. Or maybe that’s the wrong word. Intertwined, interconnected. Feeding off each other. Hemingway said writing and “makeing love” (that’s how he always spelled making, btw, isn’t that awesome?) were powered by the same engine and if he wanted to do one, he had to ease off the other. I find fucking makes me want to write, and writing makes me want to fuck.

…but that might have something to do with what I’ve chosen to write about in this incarnation…

About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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