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Women Writing the Erotic: Sexual Themes in Fiction

Women Writing the Erotic: Sexual Themes in Fiction

Love, yearning, loss, truth and deceit, freedom and constraint: these themes have long occupied a place in our literary canon. From classical literature, we’re familiar with the torment between Cathy and Heathcliff, and between Jane and Rochester. Within the subtext of these two classic stories of love, lies a narration of sex and sexual desire, […]

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Why It’s Important To Write -and Read- Romance and Erotica In An Age Of Plentiful Porn

Why It’s Important To Write -and Read- Romance and Erotica In An Age Of Plentiful Porn

He’s one of my oldest friends, and so, when the words come out of his mouth, I first think I’ve misheard him. “Excuse me?” I say. And he says it again, and I ask him to repeat it, again. No, that’s what he actually said. “How do your parents feel about your new career as […]

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Writing About Sex (and the older woman)

Writing About Sex (and the older woman)

Many years ago, as an experiment, and I admit a bit of a joke, I submitted the first three chapters of an erotic book to the publishers Black Lace. I read their guidelines carefully and made sure I ‘hit the ground running’; and although I must also have submitted some kind of synopsis I really […]

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The Curse of the Erotic Writer

The Curse of the Erotic Writer

I’ve been writing erotica for around six years now, five of them published. On the whole it’s brilliant. Readers appreciate the work (even if some people don’t admit to reading it!) and the community of erotic writers is fantastic. There’s no competition, back stabbing or bitchiness. Everyone is wonderfully supportive and encouraging. I couldn’t ask […]

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