Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Carnal Machines, Edited by D.L. King (July 12, 8-10 PM EST)

Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by EASchechter
The Succubus was actually the first steampunk piece I had ever written. And I wasn't all that familiar with the nuances of the genre, despite having friends who are heavily into the culture (Anyone see the steampunk episode of Castle? I know ... More
Wow- a scholar of steampunk. I am impressed. Please teach us!
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by Sacchi
"The Flight of the Prairie Lily", in Best Womens' Erotica several years back when Marcy Sheiner was editing them. 03, maybe. Reprinted in my Rode Hard, Put Away Wet anthology. In the new story she alludes to her previous affair with the ... More
Oh wow, I remember "The Flight of the Prairie Lily!" in BWE! I don't remember the details, but now that you mention it I felt a sense of deja vu reading the story for Steamlust. Go figure.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by EASchechter
There's my life in a nutshell...
Mine too, I cook for the kids and the erotica and toys are for me and the Mr.
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Heehee you should come to one of the parties
Parties, did someone say parties?
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Blue Koi
Has Teepee been in any of your other anthologies, or is he a new discovery?
He's a new discovery. I'll tell him you liked his story. I'll get to meet him in person at the erotica writers conference in Las Vegas this September. Maybe he'll send me something for Seductress!
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
While I'm not published, when this happens to me, I either seek ideas or try and write something different and see if that helps inspire my other story.
I write whatever is in my head, no matter how ridiculous it may be or even if it's "I have no idea what to write." The biggest challenge for me is always just getting started. If I can get the car going it will usually take me where I need to go.

Starring at a blank page (well now a blank screen) is the biggest obstacle to writing anything I've ever had.
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Question for our authors: When you reach a block and just can't think of anything. What do you do to push past it and get the story?
I work on something else. I always have more than one story going at any given time. Right now I have one erotic novel in progress, an erotic shared-world project that needs more world-building before I pitch it to a publisher, one mainstream novel in progress (steampunk on the high seas!), and one YA romance novel in outline (yeah, I do mainstream stuff, too. Not published in those yet, and when I do, it won't be under my given name. Too many mothers will have heart failure!)

And if that doesn't work, I go do dishes (plot bunnies are water soluble!) or weed the garden or go to the gym. The gym works well -- endorphins get the writer brain flowing!
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Cool.

@ sexyintexas: ty!

@ Brendada: I think authors and publishers outnumber the readers tonight.
I am thrilled that so many of the outstanding writers are here tonight, a very special NRBC nite for me!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
I've enjoyed reading steampunk, but this was my first attempt at writing it. I've written Victorian-set erotica before, and SF/fantasy, and I've read scads of Victorian novels (including both speculative fiction and erotica) so it came ... More
AHHHH...I just realised that you are in Playing With Fire too!!!!!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Blue Koi
Parties, did someone say parties?
our parties are very fun, you should join in!
07/12/2011
Teresa Noelle Roberts Teresa Noelle Roberts
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Originally posted by Wondermom
It showed in your detail of the clothing and society, or at least it did to me and I read a lot of historical romance and erotica.
Thank you. I'm a huge history geek. (SCA member and everything--don't get me started on 11th century Spain!)
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'm curious too---do you usually have stories bouncing around that your mold to fit an anthology theme, or does hearing the theme inspire you to create something new?
Depends. Sometimes, I have an idea and something comes up that fits it perfectly, and sometimes I see the anthology call and go "Hrm, what can I do with THAT?"
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Heehee you should come to one of the parties
Thanks for invite
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by D. L. King
He's a new discovery. I'll tell him you liked his story. I'll get to meet him in person at the erotica writers conference in Las Vegas this September. Maybe he'll send me something for Seductress!
I hope he has lots of stories to come. It must be exciting to get a good submission from someone completely new.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Brendada
I am thrilled that so many of the outstanding writers are here tonight, a very special NRBC nite for me!
I agree! I'm just sitting here absorbing all of this. I love it!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by EASchechter
The Succubus was actually the first steampunk piece I had ever written. And I wasn't all that familiar with the nuances of the genre, despite having friends who are heavily into the culture (Anyone see the steampunk episode of Castle? I know ... More
I loved that Castle episode; you totally rock! We must meet! And Madame is a lady scholar, sort of...
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Yes, food and booze are always acceptable reasons to step away.
Booze, now there's a thought...
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Thank you. I'm a huge history geek. (SCA member and everything--don't get me started on 11th century Spain!)
Ooh, SCA erotica! I'm always wishing for anthologies with an historical bent.
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Brendada
Wow- a scholar of steampunk. I am impressed. Please teach us!
Oh, not of steampunk! Of Victorian history.

For history of Steampunk, you should totally check out Jeff Vandermeer's The Steampunk Bible.
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Antipova
You've done darned well, too, TNR. Your story was a great beginning for the anthology!
What do we think it means about our society today that the steampunk aesthetic bubbled up in fashion, art, decor and literature?
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by EASchechter
I work on something else. I always have more than one story going at any given time. Right now I have one erotic novel in progress, an erotic shared-world project that needs more world-building before I pitch it to a publisher, one mainstream novel ... More
can't wait to see your YA stuff! I am one mother that will not die at the idea of you writing kids stuff, but being a homeschooler I know the types you mean
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Blue Koi
Parties, did someone say parties?
They are a blast. On the forum- in the lounge. Come to one
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'm curious too---do you usually have stories bouncing around that your mold to fit an anthology theme, or does hearing the theme inspire you to create something new?
Speaking for myself, I generally write to specific calls for submission, unless I'm working on a novel. Those are just for me. But short stories are always for a specific book.
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Thank you. I'm a huge history geek. (SCA member and everything--don't get me started on 11th century Spain!)
My focus was 8th century France. (Not a member anymore. Once the boy gets older, we'll go back. Right now, it's a bit much.)
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by Brendada
I am thrilled that so many of the outstanding writers are here tonight, a very special NRBC nite for me!
We may make writers out of some of these readers yet--but they need to keep on reading, as well.
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by D. L. King
He's a new discovery. I'll tell him you liked his story. I'll get to meet him in person at the erotica writers conference in Las Vegas this September. Maybe he'll send me something for Seductress!
Well, I will be excited to say hello in person in Vegas
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by EASchechter
I work on something else. I always have more than one story going at any given time. Right now I have one erotic novel in progress, an erotic shared-world project that needs more world-building before I pitch it to a publisher, one mainstream novel ... More
WOW! Nice!
07/12/2011
Teresa Noelle Roberts Teresa Noelle Roberts
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
AHHHH...I just realised that you are in Playing With Fire too!!!!!
Yes I am! *blinks*
Would you believe I'd almost forgotten that? I was writing a lot of short fiction for a while.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Booze, now there's a thought...
Ha ha! I am reminded of your first Naked Reader meeting appearance. I believe you were in Las Vegas, in a hotel room, and definitely drinking! Was Kathleen there with you too or did I just make that up in my head?
07/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Sure! Maybe we can make two stories out of it!
you have mail, darling.
07/12/2011
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