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I love Stephen King and music festivals; I eat my toast upside down; I daydream about getting married probably a bit too much; and I wish every day for a pet sausage dog puppy who never materialises — sob. Pornography fans: hold your horses a moment. While it's all very well and good clicking on the link to your favourite porn website, or opening your dirty magazine to your sexy individuals of choice, have you ever sat down with a good old fashioned book and looked for your get-off within the pages? Erotic fiction, whether it's intentionally written for that genre or not, has got some pretty great qualities to it. One, you can exercise your imagination and choose whatever people you like to play out in a particular fantasy. Two, depending on what the content is, it can be really exciting - often because there's either a lot of detail, or barely any at all. Three, you can sit in bed with your book and have lots of fun and then not have to worry about deleting your computer history.
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Any story or novel is, in essence, a series of scenes strung together like beads on a wire, with narrative summary adding texture and color between. A work of fiction will comprise many scenes, and each one of these individual scenes must be built with a structure most easily described as having a beginning, middle, and end. Begin at the Beginning. Visually, in a manuscript a new scene is usually signified by the start of a chapter, by a break of four lines called a soft hiatus between the last paragraph of one scene and the first paragraph of the next one, or sometimes by a symbol such as an asterisk, to let the reader know that time has passed.