"I Give You My Body..."

  • by Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by Diana Gabaldon, Davina Porter, Jeff Woodman, Allan Scott-Douglas
  • 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For writers looking to make sure their next physical interludes on the page inspire readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, best-selling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels.
"Ask me to your bed," he said. "I shall come to ye."
In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You'll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as The Rule of Three for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon's own examples from the Outlander novels, "I Give You My Body..." is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.

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Slow down Mrs Gabaldon!

Beyond a doubt Diana Gabaldon is an outstanding writer with a huge culture at large and a huge culture of words. She has a lot to say, but I would be interested to know if anyone else felt like me; dizzy. She speaks so fast that I have had to stop several times because there is just no way to assimilate what she is saying which is theoritical -- she is there speaking about how she writes , but does so as fast as Speedy Gonzales! It is an indication of a racing mind, which comes as no surprise as the woman is both creative and intelligent, but I wish, I really wish someone had told her when she recorded to slow down.
Does anybody else feel the same? I know all the scenes that are quoted, they are familiar to me, but the explanations she gave are lost because of her speed. It is a pity as it is interesting.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-11-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books