June 2018 - Writing Erotica.
a stigma when it comes to writing erotic
books making it a whole lot more complicated
than other genres. Generally speaking erotic
books revolve around the simple premise of
characters performing a sex act with the rest
of the plot as filler leading up to it.
Sometimes the subplot is also erotic or
another genre entirely such as erotic romance,
erotic steampunk, erotic comedy, etc.
noticed however there's a tenancy to feel
awkward or embarrassed about writing such
stories that doesn't apply to other genres
such as horror for instance which may be
incredibly violent and disturbing. In some
ways writing about a werewolf ripping out
someone's guts in a gory frenzy is considered
fairly normal whereas a story about two
lovers giving each other anal sex could be
seen as perverse. I could just be me, maybe I'm
a prude or easily embarrassed. I suppose it's
down to the reader making assumptions about
the author's inner thoughts. If someone knew
I thought about werewolves killing people
they'd know it's just a fantasy whereas if a
reader knew of my sexual thought's they'd
wonder if I actually partook in such
my stories tend to be set around mythology,
warriors and fairies but it's erotica that
sells. It's a sad fact but when it comes to
publishing ebooks a ten page erotic short
will far outsell a three-hundred page novel,
yet on the other hand it's far less likely to
receive a review. My guess is people don't
like to admit they read erotic books so avoid
reviewing their purchase.
"The difference between pornography and
erotica is lighting." - Gloria Leonard.
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