Being Edgy – Use contrast to grab your readers by the balls
Recently I’ve been watching the brand new season of The X Files. I know, not erotica, right? But us sex writers can learn a thing or two from the other pros sometimes, and one of those things is contrast.
For those of you who aren’t initiated (philistines) The X Files follows the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. They investigate cases known as X Files – such cases show phenomena that is officially unrecognised by the FBI, such as aliens, monsters, telepathy, etc.
But what is it that attracts people to the show in such huge numbers that they’ve brought it back – with the original cast – after a 15 year gap? Obviously, that’s open to debate, but I’d be willing to bet it has a lot to do with contrast.
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