Writing My Own Erotic Stories

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Writing My Own Erotic Stories A never-been-kissed junior high school student, I passed around a battered, spiral bound notebook full of the “naughty” stories I wrote to entertain my girlfriends. I may have been a virgin, but that didn’t stop me from using my Bic pen to write what I imagined to be passionate and […]

Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Publishing Without an Agent

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel: Publishing Without an Agent Welcome to the third part of this series on publishing your sexy novel. Here is where you can find Part 1 and Part 2. Now that you’ve signed a contract, it’s time to move from manuscript to published novel. At this point, some agents become […]

Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Negotiating with a Publisher

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel Negotiating with a Publisher (without an Agent) Part One of Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel is here. First you wrote a great erotic novel (perhaps with inspiration from Aphrodite’s Pen).  Then you found a publisher without paying an agent (see Part 1). Now it’s time for the […]

Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Do You Need an Agent?

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel Part One:  Do You Need an Agent?  Let’s say you’ve played your way through a sexy first draft.  Then you sailed through your edits, adding great material as needed, then carving away the nonessentials like a sculptor chiseling marble.  You’ve sent your prize manuscript to beta readers, taken […]

Publish Sexy Stories after Midlife

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Publish Sexy Stories after Midlife Some of us who are writers don’t quite know what we think until we write it down.  So writing our erotic stories is liberating, even if we never show them to another living soul.  If you would like a boost to keep the pen moving, you’ll find two FREE self-taught […]

Everyday Life Is A Revolutionary Act

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A woman in a longstanding lesbian marriage once told me, “I love it that my everyday life is a revolutionary act.”  I remembered that while reading the new novel, Fishwives, whose main characters go about their daily lives exemplifying for their friends and neighbors the lasting and perfectly imperfect love of two women. In the […]