You are reading the blog of a person who deceives other people. A liar. Do you want to keep reading this blog? Do you want to be locked in jail for reading the blog of a liar?
Let me provide the goopy balm to plop onto your wounds, and maybe even offer you a scratchy burlap cape.
My friends, there are authors who have incredible branding. Kickass graphic design, great story ideas, pages and pages of work on their Amazon author page that makes you drool. How do you stand up in the face of this? How do you keep working when so many erotica authors are out there killing it?
“In this article, I’ll show you how to create 3 types of contrast for your characters: environmental, interpersonal and internal.”
“Us humans do it a lot. Your parents certainly did it. Your grandparents too. I’m willing to bet you’ve done it. Or at least you’ve fantasised about doing it, which is almost the same thing.”
It’s hard to come up with ways to say certain body parts in an erotica. Do you go with a classic? Something you heard once on Urban Dictionary? Something childish to make the scene a little lighter? Do you choose an elaborate metaphor?
Make it easier for yourself: don’t do the following four things.
Let’s pretend writing is a formula, and that I am an alchemical genius who continues to produce gold from goat turds. Here are the ingredients to my wonderful success.
It’s hard to develop characters and have significant character growth in a story that’s only about 5,000 words long, and also is at least 40% sex. But it can be done! It should be done!
Let’s talk porn. (I know the correct term is “erotica,” but let me enjoy the idea of “writing porn for a living.”)