Erotica combines all of the artistry of regular fiction with the challenge of making your readers mega horny.
A part of the safety of erotica is that you can explore your fantasies without judgement, and without exploitation. Insulting other people’s fetishes while catering to them in order to milk $2.99 is offensive and grody.
My thoughts on adverbs, for erotica and everything.
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.
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.”)