Small House, Big Competition: the evolution of publishing as we know it

Before we begin the learning portion of today’s exercise, I would like to open with the following statements: If you think e-readers are the downfall of civilization and the writing industry as we know it, turn back now. If you think self-publishing is only for People Who Can’t Write, there’s the fucking door. If you… Read More

Let’s Talk About Sex, Part 3: Be Explicit

by Suzanne Lahna In this, our final installment of our ‘how to write better sex’ series, we will be discussing the finer points of this unique body of writing. Part One discussed researching the science of sex; Part Two illustrated the many ways which authors can write sex in character. We wrap the series the best way we can… Read More

Let’s Talk About Sex, Part 2: Stay in! (Character)

by Suzanne Lahna One of the things that Alexis and I come across when editing manuscripts is this weird sort of habit – I’m not sure if writers even realize they’re doing it – where the names of the characters almost never come up during a sex scene. Pull up your MS, erotica writer, and take a… Read More