le 5 décembre 2013
Chloe Thurlow is a gifted and talented writer, and that's the reason I picked up this book. I don't write erotica, but I admire Chloe Thurlow as a writer and I was curious to read her thoughts on writers and writing.
This book is perfect. Ms. Thurlow provides a sophisticated (yet easy to read and understand!) analysis of the reasons behind the success of EL James. Ms. Thurlow writes about EL James, "she has taken romance and made it erotic." That means that all stories, including erotica, need to start with interesting characters engaged in captivating actions that create the plot. And in erotica, sex should not be an after-thought or an add-on, it should arise from plot. The importance of plot and the way to create interesting plots and captivating scenes is explained in detail in Ms. Thurlow's book, with examples from the writings of Marquis de Sade and Ms. Thurlow's own novels.
The most fascinating aspect of the book for me was the opportunity to read about the strategies used by Ms. Thurlow and see their application in samples from her own writing. I've been a fan of Ms. Thurlow's for a while, and reading this book makes me want to grab the two remaining books of hers I haven't read yet. A wonderful book for any writer (or reader!) of erotica.
le 23 novembre 2013
I am not exactly a fan of erotica, but after the enormous success of EL James's Fifty Shades of Grey, I read Chloe Thurlow's astute and well-conceived book to find out what all the fuss is all about. The Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomena is both a writing guide and a study of Ms James's trilogy, the combination providing the low-down on achieving success through viral marketing and, more important from my own point of view, a totally brilliant two-hour tutorial on good writing practices by this well-known author.
le 6 mars 2015
I write erotic fiction myself, and what this book did was show me that however good you think you are, there is always more you can learn. Chloe Thurlow is an educated and sophisticated young women with 6 novels under her belt and she knows, not only how to write, but how you can learn with a few neat insights how to write better. This book is wise, easy to follow and I will flick through it every time I his a block.