|Discussion: Typing one-handed
||[Sep. 18th, 2004|12:26 am]
Sexually frustrated writers
I once read, I think it was in the French Cosmopolitan, an article which interviewed a handful of romantic/erotic writers about their lives and working practices. With typical bluntness, it posed the question "Do you type one-handed?" (The answers were mostly along the lines of "I get satisfaction from my writing, but not necessarily sexual.")|
I don't type one-handed in the literal sense. Apart from the location of the computer, I touch type, and that takes both hands. But I have been known to get turned on by a steamy scene. In fact, a few years ago, I took to writing erotic scenes to put myself in the mood.
I've found that a scene that's part of a larger story has less effect on me than a scene that's complete in itself. Maybe because I have to keep my attention partly fixed on the characters and the world; maybe because I get performance anxiety when I try to write something steamy with publication in mind.
What about you? Do you type one-handed?