...it really is the definitive guide for being successful in this genre. -- The Sunday Sun, May 20,2001
From the Back Cover
Erotica appeals to the primal instincts and senses of human beings. Millions buy it. Whole publishing companies are devoted to it. But writing erotica takes special skill: a writer must balance the graphic and the subtle, know how many details are too many, and understand the pacing of an erotic story, from sensuous build-up to satisfying climax.
Writing Erotica is packed with information for novice and professional writers alike. It examines the difference between erotica and pornography; how to get ideas for erotic stories; the differences in erotica for men, couples, and women; and how to give readers what they want. Along the way, it also provides practical advice on starting and finishing your manuscript and selling your work in the competitive erotica marketplace.
Other topics covered include: - Making use of your own fantasies - Turning ideas into stories - Creating atmosphere and characters - Getting the sex right - Learning the language of erotica - Using point of view effectively Writing Erotica also features interviews with masters of the genre.