I learned the craft of fiction writing by doing two things—tons of dedicated study and even more practice. I took classes, read how-to guides, and studied books I enjoyed reading. But it wasn’t until I dived into erotic writing that I got in the massive hours of practice. Erotica was a great excuse to not care what I wrote while practicing the craft. Erotica was the gateway to stop taking myself seriously. Continue reading “The Ingredients of Erotic Storytelling”
I don’t discuss writing on this blog on purpose. Simply put, I’ve reached a point where I no longer need to justify my process. I just do things and make shit up as I go, and that’s enough to get me publishable stories. Better to leave a few things behind the curtain. And honestly, I think either a blog can be for the readers, or for other writers, but probably not both.
But today, I want to look back at something i’ve done, for teaching and perhaps motivating other writers who happen to be reading this.
Beginning on June 10, 2015 all the way to right now on March 6, 2018, I’ve written every single day. By my count, this is day 1,001. Continue reading “A Thousand-one Days of Writing”
Siren’s Garter: Issue Three has been out for awhile, just never got around to updating the website. Took me a few weeks to adjust to 2017, but now I don’t want to look back at 2016. Onward! More sexy stories to come! (Pun intended!)
And the novella, The Billionaire Cougar’s Day Off is available in ebook as well. You find Issue Three at your favorite retailer. Or find the novella online as well. In the not too distant future, you can find both in trade paperback editions as well.
Issue Four isn’t far off from the printing press as well, along with the new novella Pins and Racks. Yup, it’s about bowlers, who get kinky, in case the cover art and title doesn’t give that away.
I’m excited for the upcoming issue, since it feels like I’ve broken through some barriers as a writer and a publisher. I’m getting better at this business with each story, and a little closer to my dream of making a living at this. I’ll be starting up Issue Five in the next few weeks. No clue what stories I’ll have in that one, which is exciting and scary as hell at the same time. I have a lot of work ahead, getting this website in shape, learning how to be a better storyteller, and writing more content.
For 2017, my goal is to publish six more issues of Siren’s Garter.
Here’s to another of year of fun and sexy good times!
I am very proud to announce Siren’s Garter: Issue One August 2016 is now free on Smashwords for a limited time. Once Issue One goes to the other distributors in about a week, it will return to the normal retail price. So grab a copy now!
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