August 22, 2014

NEW RELEASE: "All Mad Here", an erotic Alice in Wonderland tale!

RELEASED TODAY!!

"All Mad Here" is now available

 for just $.50! 

(At the publisher's website)


Published by Breathless Press


Treat yourself to a fun, sexy trip through Wonderland in this erotic ménage à trois fantasy!  What happens to a modern-day Knight when his beautiful twin princesses reveal their hidden desires? A bit of uncommon nonsense meets a lot of frisky fun in this delicious sexy short!

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August 19, 2014

Wednesday Writing Challenge: Using Your Senses for Erotica

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.

 


Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to learn...so occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once. 

 

??  Want to Participate  ??

The Wednesday Challenges are open to all readers. In order to participate, simply comment on the challenge post with your response to the exercise. Not only is it good practice, but you could win something nifty and fun!

 

August Prize: A Lotus Petals journal

Including a personalized message from Brantwijn Serrah



~ For Full Contest Details, See Here ~

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 And now...

***Here's Today's Challenge!***

In Monday's Post we talked about using our senses and immersing ourselves in erotic description.



We also chatted a bit about how even non-sex scenes and situations involving no actual sexual activity can still be intensely erotic. 

 

Today's challenge is to use sensory description to evoke an erotic image--one that does not involve sex.

 

 Include imagery appealing to all five sense, but do not simply list images. Use narrative flow, character voice, and describe the scene or person naturally. Do not hang your scenario in space; give it context. Perhaps you run into your sexy neighbor at the grocery store and the way she's looking over those red, juicy, ripe tomatos is inexplicably alluring to you.

 

Try to do this in five sentences or less.

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Hints and Tips:

Avoid listing. "She smelled like strawberries and looked like a dream, her voice was like a melody". Describe a scene with a natural flow. 

 

Look for the erotic in an everyday context. Discover sensuality in little things.

 

Think of a fun place in which you discover something unexpectedly erotic. (I once found myself pleasantly absorbed in fantasy while at the dentist's office, captivated by the way my dental assistant's earrings made me want to nibble her cute little ears).

 


Give me your best, darlings!!

August 18, 2014

Talking Shop: Good Erotic Content

It's been a while since I talked about writing and how it pertains to erotica, so let's bring sexy back, shall we?

Erotic content must be exactly that: erotic. But good erotica is more than just a graphic sex scene; oh, my, it is so much more.

 (NSFW Under the Cut)

August 12, 2014

Wednesday Writing Challenge: Fear Itself

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.

 


Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to learn...so occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once. 

 

??  Want to Participate  ??

The Wednesday Challenges are open to all readers. In order to participate, simply comment on the challenge post with your response to the exercise. Not only is it good practice, but you could win something nifty and fun!

 

August Prize: A Lotus Petals journal

Including a personalized message from Brantwijn Serrah



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 And now...

***Here's Today's Challenge!***

Select a Phobia from this Wikipedia List of Phobias

 You are a character with this phobia. In 5 sentences or less, describe a close-up confrontation with the object of your fear.

You may not use arachnophobia, claustrophobia, aquaphobia, agoraphobia, acrophobia, coulrophobia or glossophobia.

 If a previous poster has already used a certain fear, you must choose a different one.

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Hints and Tips:

Consider the physical effects of fear and try to avoid overused descriptions (clammy hands, racing heart). Look for new ways to describe the sensation of fear.

Don't focus only on the fear; consider your mental reaction as well. Are you confronting your fear to try and cope with it? Have you been unexpectedly surprised by your fear, and now considering escape? Did you know you had this phobia or are you confused to be feeling this fear?

Don't forget to include a description of the object causing your fear.


Give me your best, darlings!!

Talking Shop: Don't Overdo It



Let's Talk Shop: Don't Overdo It

What is a caricature? The dictionary defines it as "a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things".  When most of us here the word "caricature", we think of something like this:

As a literary device, caricature is described as "a device used in descriptive writing and visual arts where particular aspects of a subject are exaggerated to create a silly or comic effect".
Here's a very recognizable example of caricature: in the Fox animated sitcom Family Guy, a character is introduced as a part of a domestic violence plot in Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q (Season 10, Episode 3). The character—Jeff—is the loud, obnoxious, abusive boyfriend of Brenda Quagmire.

August 5, 2014

Wednesday Writing Challenge: Blood on the Floor

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.

 


Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to learn...so occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once. 

 

??  Want to Participate  ??

The Wednesday Challenges are open to all readers. In order to participate, simply comment on the challenge post with your response to the exercise. Not only is it good practice, but you could win something nifty and fun!

 

August Prize: A Lotus Petals journal

Including a personalized message from Brantwijn Serrah



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 And now...

***Here's Today's Challenge!***

August 4, 2014

Talking Shop: Writing Sex-Positive Erotica

Let's talk about how we portray sexuality.

(This post has been slightly edited thanks to some helpful points made in user comments. Thank you, Decadent Kane!)


First, consider this short article on 50 Shades of Grey. Perhaps it recently showed up on your Facebook or Reddit feed. The author points out what I consider to be very valid criticism of 50 Shades: the portrayal of BDSM and D/s relationship is stereotyped, ignorant, and harmful in its representation. 50 Shades has been lauded as the book which will bring erotica and BDSM into the mainstream...but this presents a problem, because what the mainstream is now viewing as great erotic BDSM is actually damaging to the BDSM lifestyle and those who already live in it.

Allow me to point out one thing, though, that the author of this article doesn't mention, and which I consider without a doubt to be the biggest sin of 50 Shades.

Christian Grey's sexual identity is quite emphatically portrayed as the result of sexual abuse, and an inner demon which must be treated.