Sex is at the heart of what it means to be human. So it bewilders me that — as a rule — erotica is seldom taken seriously, either by writers or readers. How can we make sex — on the page as well as in life — less a performance and more a source of communion?
How can I make more money selling short erotica stories online? Many people ask about building email lists, establishing websites, creating Facebook groups, and building social media accounts. Those things are all great ways to help boost sales, but they are more advanced techniques.
This material is intended for a mature audience. Erotic Fiction has been around since long before a certain Ms. James penned Fifty Shades.
Illustration by Eleanor Doughty. Three years ago, Sarah Sethline, a something living on the West Coast, was a freelance writer, making the kind of non-spectacular money freelance writers make. One day, she happened to see a Reddit post written by a guy who claimed to be making good money writing erotica.
The Internet has changed the terrain for erotica readers and writers, with sites devoted to the spicier side of romance and the raunchier aspects of relationships. Steamy prose is easy to find and almost as easy to publish - on websites that take submissions and as stories for sale for e-book readers. Learn about what's hot, what's not, how to write for the discerning reader, and how to make more than couch cushion change publishing your own work.
During my days as an erotica writer, I learned everything I needed to know about the wild and wonderful world of taboo sex stories, including this: Watch out for the T-rex. He always comes first. Sign in.
Before I became well versed in writing the genre, I had misconceptions of my own, and that led to much trial and error as I worked to refine my craft and learn how better to please my audience. While sex does play a key role in erotica, the sex itself is secondary to the development of the characters and plot. Dynamics sell.
Skip navigation! Want To Write Erotic Fiction? Sarah Hall is an English novelist and poet whose critically acclaimed second novel, The Electric Michelangelowas shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
For several years, I have been writing for magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. While writing for such places has been my bread and butter, and the way that I feed my kids, I never really liked it. I published the six novels that I had written in my spare time over the years to see if this was going to be something that I wanted to pursue. The day after the books were published, I had made 19 sales!