Books on Writing Erotica?

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Books on Writing Erotica?

Envy Envy
So I debate plunging into the depths of writing that few would tread or even openly admit to reading. Note that I'm a horror writer typically and I like to write disturbing, horrifying, in-your-face things, but something about explicit work has a draw to me to try, and I have been told by a few others I should give it a shot.

However.... where do I start?

Does anyone have any books to recommend on how to write erotica? Any web sites they can share on it where people can be critiqued online and such? (Like an online workshop.) Anything at all?
07/13/2010
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Envy Envy
Any suggestions? Anything at all?
07/15/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Envy
Any suggestions? Anything at all?
I'm planning on ordering these 2 in the next week, because this is a topic I've only become recently interested in trying for myself. I've looked at quite a few and these are the ones I think will work best for me based on descriptions and comments I've seen on them:

It's A Dirty Job...Writing Porn For Fun and Profit! Includes Paying Markets! - Katy Terrega

&

Conflicting Desires: Notes on the Craft of Writing Erotic Stories - Han Li Thorn

I can let you know what I think after I've read them both if you'd like.
07/15/2010
Judy Cole Judy Cole
The way I started was just to start. If you have a facility for it, it will become clear pretty quickly. Are you planning to try to sell your stories? The best place to break in (used to be anyway) was men's XXX magazines. The so-called "letters" are usually farmed out to a roster of regular writers. At least that was my experience.
07/15/2010
Envy Envy
Ah i never heard of those two books. But yes, please do share how they are?

I was thinking of doing maybe commission story work and/or do an anthology of short stories and 'one-shots' (usually a story done in a single chapter) in regards to the furry community. (Think animal anthros.) Not only would it help my writing skills, but I could earn a little extra income on top of my regular job, it's needed right now with home complications.

However I've never written smut/erotica before, it's always been horror, fantasy, etc. So any tips and tricks books people can recommend would be most appreciated.
07/15/2010
Envy Envy
These are the books I purchased used, hope to get them soon:

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And this one looks like fun, I might pick this up since the furry community seems to love guy on guy. link

I want to try this one, but I'm leery of spending 15 bucks on something that's only 60 pages.... link
07/16/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
These are the books I purchased used, hope to get them soon:

link
link
link

And this one looks like fun, I might pick this up since the furry community seems to love guy on guy. link

I want to try this one, but I'm ...
That one looks interesting but I'm leery because there are no reviews on it.
07/16/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
That one looks interesting but I'm leery because there are no reviews on it.
Which one the Kink one? It's new is why. I want to wait for used ones to be sold, or the price to drop plus reviews.
07/16/2010
Envy Envy
I got one of my books yesterday, yay! but dad is home so i can't very well read it without him getting nosy. Damn. It's pretty thick tho, a bit old, but I'm sure it might come in handy if not for at least referencing.
07/17/2010
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