Saturday, 9 May 2015

Writing a Writer's Profile

From Canterbury Christ Church Uni's Victorian Women Writers' project.
Reading stories online is a great way to safely explore sexual pleasure (especially with the guidance of review blogs like my Feminist Erotica). Why not take it a step further and write up some of your own fantasies to share? 

It is a lot of fun posting your personal fantasies in the pseudonymous public realm. People often respond enthusiastically, perhaps helping you realise that you are not weird or kinky; there are many ways to play at sex and probably whole communities out there who share your particular likings. You can post a story on a site like Literotica, or find a community forum which shares your pleasures, like Lipstick Fetish, or Brawna. You may even get a review on my other blog.

In this blogpost, I'll consider some of the anxieties which may go through your mind about posting explicit sexual material online. I'll look at how to set up an online pseudonym and how to use social media to promote your writing. 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Posting an Audio Story

From Stage and Cinema
review of Shine
In this blogpost I'm going to describe how to make a recording of your flawless work of fiction, and how you go about posting the audio recording on the Literotica website. There are other audio sites, a couple of which I will mention at the end of this post. I don't know much about those, however I do know that Literotica is a popular site for audio and that the instructions for how to submit a recording on there are out of date, so I'm going to run through here how you go about it.

NB, I have never been able to find a commercial site where you can sell smutty audio stories, er ...  not that I would have any interest in doing such a thing (wink). 

Monday, 13 January 2014

How To Do a Review

From The Cocoa Exchange
Txblush PMed me a little while back, and in the most flattering accents, asked me how I go about writing reviews of the kind I recently dashed off about the FAWC3 stories. Well, I am keen for more people than just me to write reviews on my blog Feminist Erotica. I do write in a particular way on there, so I thought I better do a How To guide. 

I made the Feminist Erotica review blog chocolate-coloured. Can you ever have too much chocolate? Probably a good way to start doing criticism of erotica is to buy a really good box of chocolates - the kind that will never make you feel sick no matter how many you eat. Put one in your mouth. Consider the flavour. The texture. The way it makes tingly feelings go down your ... well, consider it. Then write it down. If you have finished the box of chocolates, read on ...

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Scotch (not on the rocks)

Whisky in the Gretna Green shop.  (Get married while you're there!)

Whisky or whiskey? Islay or Speyside? Bourbon, Irish or Scotch?

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Classic Hot Totty (review of The Iliad)

A trip to the beach would not be
complete without my knitting and
The Iliad. Ooh, toffee meringues ...
I've been considering doing some reviews of classical erotica.  Unfortunately these will have to be here rather than on my review site as they rarely conform to modern guidelines on safe sex.  

Where better to start than a classical classic:  Homer's Iliad.  This blogpost is for MatthewVett, who shares my appreciation of classical literature and Asian women.  

Friday, 17 May 2013

The Sociable Life of the 21st Century Writer

The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis 
Back in the day, writing was a lonely business.  Ideally a would-be writer ought to live in a garret and it helped if they could also make clear to their loving family that they must be left to starve.   The young poet Thomas Chatterton, forger of medieval verses,  was much celebrated by the Romantics (Shelley, Keats, etc) when he topped himself on failing to get the appreciation he felt he deserved.  (Or possibly it was in an attempt to cure himself from a STD, anyway it was very romantic and sad.)