Now On Tumblr!

Posted January 14, 2011 by Kale
Categories: Uncategorized

Happy New Years everyone!!!!!

I’ve got a new site on Tumblr.

http://kalenaylor.tumblr.com/

You can follow me there as well as on here.

 

Okay back to writing.

 

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The Shirt Says It All

Posted September 18, 2010 by Kale
Categories: visuals

Advice For Aspiring Erotic Fiction Writers

Posted August 4, 2010 by Kale
Categories: visuals, writing tips

I recently had the pleasure of reading the following post which i think gives some very sage advice about entering the genre of erotic fiction writing.

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I recently received my first query from a stranger, asking for advice about erotic writing. Here is what I wrote to hir.

  1. Know why you are writing, and who you are writing for. Is it to write down your fantasies? To document an erotic experience? To seduce a lover? For performance? For publication?
  2. Give yourself permission to be explicit.
  3. Read erotica that inspires you and turns you on.
  4. Erotic fiction is still fiction; studying fiction writing improves your erotic writing.
  5. Do more than one draft. It always helps.
  6. Take an erotic writing class or workshop series.
  7. Talk to other erotica writers and share your work with each other.

If you are interested in publication…

  • Don’t expect to make a living; it is very difficult to make a living as a writer of any sort. Erotica pays very little, and you would need to be incredibly prolific, lucky, and exactly on target for the market to get a shot at eking out a living doing this.
  • Be patient with the process. It is rare to hear a response to your submission quickly. No response may be a rejection, or just a longer timeframe. Also, print publishing, especially takes a long time, usually at least 9 months, if not longer, from when you submit to when you hold it in your hands. E-publishing is a shorter time frame.
  • Know the market. This means that you need to read erotica that is published in the venue that you want to submit to.
  • Read the call carefully and follow the submission guidelines.
  • Submit your work before the deadline, ideally soon after the call is out; many editors build collections as they receive submissions, so the earlier you submit, the better chance you have.
  • Be ready for rejection, and don’t let it stop you from writing and submitting your work.
  • Decide how important print is to you. There are a lot of e-markets, but some writers want to hold the book in their hands.
  • Figure out whether you want to use a pseudonym, and be consistent in the name(s) you publish under.

If you want resources on erotic writing, I recommend the following:

http://www.erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Erotica_Authors_Resources.htm
http://www.amazon.com/How-Write-Dirty-Story-Publishing/dp/0743226232

I also recommend reading the things that erotica writers write about their writing process. You can often find this in the introductions to their collections, and their blogs. This book is an invaluable resource:
http://www.amazon.com/Burning-Pen-Sex-Writers-Writing/dp/1555836151/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279383719&sr=1-15

Teammates

Posted July 7, 2010 by Kale
Categories: Uncategorized

Yours truly, Kale Naylor, is back!

Teammates, the latest anthology from STARbooks Press is out now.

ALL the guys want to play with the team! STARbooks Press is proud to release the latest anthology from the Eric Summers collection of hot, theme-based erotica, Teammates – locker room and sports-related stories!

There you are in the locker room after a hard practice, watching your teammates strip and head to the open shower room, and suddenly the practice isn’t the only thing that is hard. Or, during wrestling practice, you are paired up with the best built, most handsome guy on the team, whose singlet is stretched beyond its limits – everywhere possible. You are the quarterback and the new center has the hottest butt you’ve ever seen, and now he is bent over in front of you, with your hands against his crotch, ready to hike the ball. What do you do? What have you done? What do you regret not doing?

If you have ever played on a team, wish you played on a team, or are still playing on a team, this is the anthology for you, with hot, sweaty, muscular, and horny guys, waiting to score big time!

Teammates features the hot erotica of Derrick Della Giorgia, Donald Webb, Kale Naylor, Jay Starre, Justin Shepherd, Lew Bull, Logan Zachary, Milton Stern, R.W. Clinger, Rob Rosen, Shane Allison, and Wayne Mansfield, just to name a few!

There is no time left for practice, for you are now in the big leagues!

Can’t wait for the book to be delivered? You don’t have to. Teammates is also available on Kindle.

“But I don’t own a Kindle!!!” you say.

You don’t actually need the Kindle device to enjoy  Kindle.

All you have to do is go to Amazon.com, download the Kindle program for free to your PC or Mac and you can download this and many other titles instantaneously.

And to continue with the festivities of my latest release, here is an assortment of athletic themed visuals.

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Queer Tropes

Posted June 16, 2010 by Kale
Categories: writing tips

This post has recently gone viral. It’s a list of queer tropes that are usually found in comics, movies, television shows and the media in general. Some good stuff here and it should be required reading for all writers.

House Of Usher

Posted June 2, 2010 by Kale
Categories: Uncategorized, videos, visuals

Every artist needs a bit of inspiration from time to time, a muse to inspire their next peace. My muse just came in the form of David DeCoteau’s House of Usher.

If you’re not familiar with DeCoteau’s work, he’s known for his awesomely bad cheesy camp fests which feature buff up & coming actors often shirtless and in compromising positions. The Brotherhood 2 introduced me to one Sean Faris, who will always have a place in my heart as John Van Owen.

But don’t take my word for it…

Outlantacon

Posted May 14, 2010 by Kale
Categories: Uncategorized

So recently I had the pleasure to attend Outlantacon and had an absolute blast. I met so many excellent peeps: Edward, Scott, Kiernan Kelly, Kayelle Allen, Lee Martindale, Dr. Dariek Scott, JA Kelly, Eugie Foster and a host of others.

Thanks to all of you for such a wonderful weekend.

And in honor of all things awesome, gay and scifi, I’m just going to leave these right here: