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The Shirt Says It All

September 18, 2010

Advice For Aspiring Erotic Fiction Writers

August 4, 2010

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

House Of Usher

June 2, 2010

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…

A Gallery Of Visuals

April 16, 2010

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Supporting The Troops

April 2, 2010

Let it not be said that I’ve never supported our soldiers….ankles over shoulders, just saying.  ;D

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A Fine Body of Art

March 29, 2010

X Marks The Spot

March 17, 2010

I’d be remiss if I didn’t share the following:

And you can check out the beaus in action here:

http://xmarkyourspot.com/