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), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as 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. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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