Below are some of Stella’s favorites, including story collections, novels, and a memoir or two that read like novels, there’s poetry as well.
If you are a ripe woman who writes erotica, or if you would like to try it, these books are wonderful sources for prompts. Open a favorite volume, copy a sentence to start you off, and keep writing your own thoughts for ten or twenty minutes.
There are more publications in recent years than in prior times, as erotic writing by older women becomes more prevalent. As a reader and as a creator, you are playing a part in this developing process. Keep it up!
Here you will find books about:
May you enjoy them all!
Yes, this is the same Gail Sheehy whose book Passages was such a hit. Here, Sheehy focuses in on women’s sexuality after midlife, using the same combination
Unmasked: Women Write about Sex and Intimacy After Fifty This book is part fiction, part essay, part poetry. The project was designed to help raise
Our spiritual foremothers are the proper ladies of this California writing circle of the 1980s. The formal tone of these stories contrast beautifully with the
You remember Erica Jong: She who broke new ground with Fear of Flying, a 1973 novel that startled men and women at the time with