August 3, 2015

Talking Shop: Revisiting Better Porn with Better Proportions



This week I'm revisiting an old Talking Shop post, because it's a favorite subject of mine. Hope you enjoy!



A general rule of thumb for me: never mention cock size.

  

 

Honestly, we all know there are more relevant (and more important)things to describe than how many inches he is. That's not to say I wouldn't call a character well-endowed...but I find anyone taking the time to estimate size down to the literal inch is wrecking my lady boner.

July 31, 2015

Friday Free Read - Erotic Audio Excerpt of Goblin Fires

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
 


Sample Chapters

Chapter Three 

July 29, 2015

Wednesday Writing Challenge: Sensory Deprivation

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!


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!

 

 

??  Want to Participate  ??




July Prize: Ebook copies of all Foreplay and Fangs erotic short stories

 

 PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER. OTHERWISE I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO NOTIFY YOU IF YOU WIN!


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


Write about an everyday interaction.

Walking the dog.

Gardening.

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

Talking Shop: Writing Serious Erotica



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

Friday Free Read: All For One (Part 4)

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:



The young creature who appeared on the steps of the Lady Di Winter’s home the next morning was a shocking sight to the servants; they had never seen the girl before, and her clothes seemed to indicate she’d be better off entering the back way, with other ladies who tended the kitchens.

She brought three men of the Musketeers—men that didn’t help the young woman’s case to be seen by the Baroness.  In the end, however, it was not a decision left to the poor servants; Milady herself descended to the foyer, to see the young girl firsthand, along with the three soldiers who accompanied her.

July 21, 2015

Wednesday Writing Challenge: What's in the Drawer?

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!


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!

 

 

??  Want to Participate  ??




July Prize: Ebook copies of all Foreplay and Fangs erotic short stories

 

 PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER. OTHERWISE I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO NOTIFY YOU IF YOU WIN!


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 And now...

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





Start writing a story.

100 words.

It must include a drawer, BUT...

...The story CANNOT be about someone opening the drawer.  


 

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Hints and Tips:

What other important things can happen without opening a drawer?

What might you do if your character already knows what's in the drawer?

What if your character doesn't know what's in the drawer?

Why might your character not be able to open the drawer?  (Yes, you must come up with the reason the drawer cannot be opened).

 

Give me your best, darlings!!

 

July 19, 2015

Talking Shop: Why Can't Erotica Be a Real Genre?

Recently I read this article by one of my favorite erotic authors, Tamsin Flowers. In it, she raises some very good questions about the state of erotica, and the struggles erotic authors face. Mainly, (to summarize), that our fiction, no matter how well-written, carries with it the stigma of being little more than trashy, literary porn.