Anonymity and events: how do you stay safe?
Oct21

Anonymity and events: how do you stay safe?

A while ago someone emailed to ask me about anonymity at Eroticon. Understandably, given that a lot of the people who attend write under pseudonyms, it’s one of the most frequently asked questions. Can I stay anonymous if I attend Eroticon? And what processes are there to help me do that? I figured, given that I’m anonymous, that I might be quite well-placed to answer this, so here’s an overview on Eroticon’s...

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Eroticon 2017 Anthology – Call for submissions
Oct07

Eroticon 2017 Anthology – Call for submissions

Ever since we took over organising the conference, I’ve been really keen to see if alongside the physical event, we can put something together for those who aren’t able to attend. A collection of work that showcases the breadth of talent in the Eroticon community – erotica, sex education, non-fiction writing, and even illustration. I spoke to Anna Sky, who runs the fantastic Sexy Little Pages, to see if we could...

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Turning your ebook into print (my print-on-demand adventure)
Aug20

Turning your ebook into print (my print-on-demand adventure)

Rather excitingly, this month I received the princely sum of £22.58 from Amazon. It’s a small start, but an exciting one, because it represents my first dipping-my-toe-into-the-water of print on demand books. Want to turn your ebook into a print-on-demand one? Here’s a run-down of how I did it – and why if you’re like me, you might want to hire in a bit of help. Rights to turning your ebook into print Before...

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Freelance rates: deciding what to charge
Jul08

Freelance rates: deciding what to charge

We need to talk about rate setting. Particularly, we need to talk about the fact that I don’t have any money, and it is entirely my own foolish fault. When I first started blogging for money – writing copy for other people’s websites and blogs – I was so unbelievably excited that someone was paying me for my words that I ridiculously undercharged them. And I mean ‘ridiculously.’ Not only did I start...

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We need to talk about politics
Mar31

We need to talk about politics

When you’re giving blog advice I’m always tempted to go for the easy wins: SEO (use the phrase ‘butt plugs’ in a post and watch the traffic come rolling in!) or social (tweet your blog posts loads – people will come!). But lots of people have covered these before, and the thing that’s most valuable to me is a bit less tangible than that, so I’m going to have a go at explaining it here. I think...

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How to get your non-fiction sex book published
Feb26

How to get your non-fiction sex book published

Non-fiction sex books: getting published You – yes, you – have an interesting life. I mean it, you do. Everyone has interesting lives. Every single day you have weird thoughts and odd sex dreams and hot wank fantasies and occasionally actual honest-to-god sex. And other people want to hear about it. Now, I’m not going to tell you that the World’s Biggest Publishing Companies are literally camped on your front lawn, gagging...

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