Embodying Your Ideas: Making the Cerebral Somatic
Jan26

Embodying Your Ideas: Making the Cerebral Somatic

We are delighted to have this brilliant guest post by Mrs Fever about the power of words and how we can use them to make the reader feel our writing on the Eroticon Blog. You can find Mrs Fever regularly heating things up on her own blog Temperature’s Rising The Power of Words Words have power. Sex writing – like all writing – has the power to impact readers in intensely personal ways, and those impacts are all the...

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The ‘New’ Smut Marathon
Nov27

The ‘New’ Smut Marathon

It is our great pleasure to welcome Marie Rebelle to the Eroticon blog today to talk about her exciting new writing project. *** In about a month’s time, the entries will open for the renewed Smut Marathon. The Smut Marathon? I hear you asking. What is that? Let me to tell you… The ‘Old’ Smut Marathon Some years ago – I think 2012 was the first year – Alison Tyler came up with the Smut Marathon. It...

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What You Owe the Reader
Dec20

What You Owe the Reader

By Malin James   Let me just say right up front that you will never, ever, (like, never, ever, ever) please every single person who reads your work. I know this sounds obvious, but it took me ages to internalize that and until I did my writing was kind of generic and voiceless, (and by “kind of” I mean “completely”). I was too busy wrestling with the little editor in my head to develop my own style.   That little editor is a jerk, by...

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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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Eroticon 2017: spread the word
Jul01

Eroticon 2017: spread the word

For the last five years, Eroticon has brought together talented writers, bloggers, campaigners and companies from around the world. We asked questions, shared knowledge, and forged some incredible friendships. We heard fantastic stories, and wrote plenty of new ones too. As you’ll know if you’ve been before, Ruby Kiddell has put extraordinary energy into organising Eroticon. Ruby has created something so valuable to the...

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Have you met the Random Name Generator?

  I always find picking names for my characters particularly tough. First of all, there’s a whole legion of names I don’t want to use because they’re family names, or names of exes, or the names of childhood nemises who I wouldn’t want to share pages with. So I used to trawl around baby naming sites for inspiration—ghastly pink and blue pages with unspeakable adverts. Now, however, I have much more fun.   Meet...

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