Ever want to write a story involving a fetish but worry it'll take away focus?

T&A1987 T&A1987
It seems like whenever a fetish is used in a novel it completely takes over the focus of the story, take 50 shades for example. Heck, even if it's not a fetish, but just a variation on the norm, like Mike and molly, it becomes a show about a fat couple, not a couple, who happens to be fat. Anyone worry about this when writing a story?
09/24/2012
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Sera26 Sera26
I haven't written fiction in a while but I bet there's a good way to interject it without it being the focus.
09/24/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by T&A1987
It seems like whenever a fetish is used in a novel it completely takes over the focus of the story, take 50 shades for example. Heck, even if it's not a fetish, but just a variation on the norm, like Mike and molly, it becomes a show about a fat ... More
I usually write fetish fiction for pay so when I write in this genre the customer wants the fetish to be front and center. Still I do wrap a good story around the fetish material because I like to write this way.
I did notice that there are many problems with the 50 shades books that have more to do with wanting to titillate rather than a real understanding of what motivates a person to want a BDSM relationship. I have read other books where the "lifestyle" was featured that didn't cross the line into being a book about BDSM. It's a balancing act and it takes an author who understands the fetish being written about. The sort of what to say to get the point across without making it the focal point of the story.
09/25/2012
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