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Woof woof 20 Jun 2010 | 12:22 pm

So I saw this on Slate.com. I don’t do this — don’t think I’ve had a dog in a story at all, not being a pet person — but I wonder how prevalent it is. Anybody have a dog out there? Just barking, now. ...

Silly little things 17 Jun 2010 | 10:39 am

What gets “in the way” of your writing? What are some little things you find yourself doing or avoiding in stories? For me, it’s character names. I have a small list of names, mostly from family, tha...

…if you know what I mean 3 Jun 2010 | 09:36 am

Do I use euphemism? Maybe. Not exactly. Or perhaps it’s euphemism by omission. I’m the first one to admit that I don’t use a lot of words common in erotic fiction, especially those that describe male...

Settings in Smut 13 May 2010 | 09:59 am

Are settings in erotica important? Do you really need a sense of place as an integral part of what you’re writing? Will that necessarily add anything to the experience of the reader? For me the answer...

Setting and Negative Space 12 May 2010 | 05:16 pm

I like stories with a strong sense of setting. I truly enjoy feeling the texture of a place well described, the grit under my fingers, the faded, chipped paint of a windowsill. On the other hand, as b...

Not-so-dirty word spellings 8 May 2010 | 10:40 am

When one reads as many sex stories as I do, one starts to see the same words in every story.  Here are a few that I’ve had to look up in the dictionary for the preferred spellings.  If you disagree, p...

Dirty Word Spellings: Help!!! 6 May 2010 | 10:50 am

Writers, I’m in need of your help.  I need a dirty dictionary that I can use as a reference text in editing erotic stories.  To my knowledge no such book exists (is there a website out there, please a...

Setting: Where Angels Fear to Tread 1 May 2010 | 12:07 pm

“It was a shabby room, like a cheap, long-stay hotel room or a bed-sit in one of the poorer districts of Tokyo. A woven burnt orange curtain covered the window, but she knew from the lack of noise tha...

Setting: Where Angels Fear to Tread 1 May 2010 | 05:07 am

“It was a shabby room, like a cheap, long-stay hotel room or a bed-sit in one of the poorer districts of Tokyo. A woven burnt orange curtain covered the window, but she knew from the lack of noise tha...

Where in the world… 21 Apr 2010 | 05:13 pm

Ah, location. Where do we put our characters? For some, I imagine the setting is a character in itself. For me, if you can figure it out, can you let me know? For most of my stories, I am as vague on...

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