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Thursday, 28 April 2011

X: X-rated

I wonder, does anyone ever plan to be a writer of erotica as they grow up? I certainly didn't. My mind was full of romance and fantasy.

Then recently, during a womag writing workshop, I was told that most normal short stories can be transformed into erotica, so that you have an alternate source of writing income (using a pseudonym of course).
Raised eyebrow inserted here
   Okay so what have I discovered?

  1. A  sex story doesn't have to be romantic or lustful.
  2. The genre of erotica has a vast range of explicitness; some being more raunchy than others.
  3. Touch and sight are the two senses to which most people gravitate in their writing; but sound, smell and taste should not be overlooked.
  4. There’s no need to give a blow by blow description of how exactly implement A was inserted into slot B.

Here are a couple of useful links, for those of you who are tempted to try:

So, would you consider writing in this genre?

Oh and if you are wondering, Nah, I don't think I'll be writing x-rated stuff, myself.

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BTW: This alphabet letter got me thinking how odd it is that some words start ex while others x . It would certainly change the score on the scrabble tile if it were different!