This week I'm revisiting an old Talking Shop post, because it's a favorite subject of mine. Hope you enjoy!
August 3, 2015
July 31, 2015
This Friday's Free Read:
Enjoy a Lavish Taste of Goblin Fires
Like what you hear?
Goblin Fires is coming to e-book shelves on Monday, August 3rd
July 29, 2015
Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!
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July Prize: Ebook copies of all Foreplay and Fangs erotic short stories
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***Here's Today's Challenge!***
Write about an everyday interaction.
Walking the dog.
Eating a meal.
Chatting at the office.
Spending time with a loved one.
Make up your own.
Describe the experience as though you are completely blind.
July 27, 2015
Last week we discussed some of the obstacles erotic authors face in terms of how our genre is viewed by others. Thanks to preconceptions over sex writing, expectations of publishers over sex and story structure, and the fact that readers are often seeking erotica more for graphic sexual arousal than anything else, there’s little appreciation for erotica and romance as a legitimate and more complex style of storytelling.
But another reason good erotic authors struggle to be more fully recognized for their actual talent is because there are a lot of “erotic” works on the market that are written badly. It’s not a rule of the genre…but thanks in part to those previously mentioned obstacles and in part to the ease with which writers can now self-published, there are lots and lots of amateur, untrained, aspiring writers putting out material that falls short of skillful writing. As our friend Tamsin points out in her article, there’s a mistaken assumption that just because a writer may have great sex, they can write great sex. I’ll go beyond that even more to say that many aspiring writers out there believe that because they may have story ideas, perhaps a supportive group of friends serving as beta readers, and access to self-publishing services, they are ready to start selling books.
July 24, 2015
Today's free read concludes our naughty version of The Three Musketeers. If you've missed any of the previous installments, you can find them here: