How to Write Smart Smut

Updated: May 9

If your write romance, this has to come into play at some point. Believe it or not, there is a HUGE demand for smut. It doesn't matter how many smutty books there are out there with steamy scenes. Readers just can't seem to get enough of this especially when it comes to their favourite characters in any official ship!


"But Destiny! I don't know how to write smut! I'm underaged!"


Well, for starters, if you're underaged then maybe you want to consider walking away. This section is for adults. However, if you're an underaged contracted author with Webnovel looking to write smut next year and are doing your research like a diligent author should, then here are some ways to write smut the smart way.


#1 Design Your Smut


A good list of questions to ask before you start writing the scene:


  1. Location of Sex

  2. Foreplay Activities

  3. Fucking Position/s

  4. Climax/es

  5. Afterglow or Lack Thereof (important for wrapping up and building character emotional intimacy)

#2 Prepare a List of Synonyms


Writing the smut can be easy but after using 'cock' 200 times, you start to wonder if it gets boring for your readers.


Keep a handy list of synonyms for monotonous words to spice things up. Inject a little humour if you can, it could be your little secret with the hundreds of readers also reading it.



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#3 Get Creative


Self-explanatory. Sometimes we don't need to make sex overly realistic. Everyone who had sex before would know just how messy it can get. Skip those. Readers want to fantasize about the mind-blowing physical sensations of what would normally be impossible for them to try.


Don't tell your readers that the stain on that carpet isn't going to come off after he jizzed all over it! Instead, tell them just how deep a one-foot dick would feel up her ass as she arches her spine like a contortionist.


You might not know what kind of fetishes you would discover until you get out of that stale vanilla sex.


#4 Spam Words


Need I say more? Writing smut is all about the fictional experience. Why skimp on details when you can add? Nobody is restricting your word count! Make it a wholesome experience. The actual timeline for the action between your scenes doesn't have to be long. However, they have to be premium content.


Describe! Describe!! Describe!!!



#5 Wrap it Cleanly


If you're writing a story with an actual plot and not just the smut action, you would already have an idea about why this smut has to happen other than the apparent fan service. Is it for emotional connection? For complexity? For character development? Be clear of your purpose and don't stray. Bring your overly excited readers back to the actual timeline of your story before they go off tangent and close the scene. You can do this in many ways but make sure to leave no room for doubts.


If your smut is going to get someone preggo, make sure you tie the details into the smut accurately. If you don't want anyone to get preggo, include condoms. If the one getting laid isn't going to be walking tomorrow, make them really really exhausted to the point of not being able to wake up even when the alarm goes off.


With that, I hope you are able to properly visualise what you have to do before writing any smut scenes. Smut doesn't have to be difficult to write. Just get over the initial fear and dread and you might find yourself enjoying it as much as your readers do!


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