The problem with writing erotica: erotic language

romantic couple on the beach

I wrote about my experience with writing erotica and the specific challenges that comes with it here. In that post I focused on the practical matter of how to make sure you positioned everyone correctly in a sex scene. Today I want to write about erotic language. Continue reading “The problem with writing erotica: erotic language”

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The problem with writing erotica: entangled limbs

Writing erotica can be a challenge. I recently wrote my first erotic romance novel. This was by no means the first novel I have written, just the first erotic one. I had read quite a bit of erotica before, so I didn’t think it would be too difficult. Boy, was I wrong. I will share some of the lessons I learned in this post and others to follow. Continue reading “The problem with writing erotica: entangled limbs”

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Writing fearlessly


I’ve done it again. I started my new erotic novel about a month ago and I have just decided to scrap the whole thing and start over. Over 30,000 words in the bin. It’s painful, but the right thing to do. The reason for this drastic rewrite is that I once again started writing from the wrong angle.

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Writing competitions

Writing isn’t going so well these past few days. The move has taken me out of my routine and I find it hard to get back into it. I think I have only written about 1000 words in three days, whereas my goal is 2000 per day. I even missed the deadline for the Mslexia short story competition, which I am really bummed out about as it only comes around once a year and the prize is really good. But I didn’t want to enter a half baked story which I knew wouldn’t win. I did enter the Mslexia flash fiction competition, so that is at least something. I shouldn’t be so hard on myself as I have entered a few competitions already this year.  Continue reading “Writing competitions”

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“I am absolutely rubbish”

I am generally a confident woman. I don’t think  am a bad mother, I am quite a good wife and I am good at my job. But when it comes to writing, I turn into this quivering mess of self doubt. Despite assurances from my friends and family that my writing is quite good, it doesn’t take much for me to feel that I am absolutely rubbish at writing. Continue reading ““I am absolutely rubbish””

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