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Writing Erotica Paperback – April 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Self-Counsel Press; 1ST edition (April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551803070
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551803074
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...it really is the definitive guide for being successful in this genre. -- The Sunday Sun, May 20,2001

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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.

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Ian Glavine on April 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
A companion piece to van Belkom's previous writing how-to WRITING HORROR, this book does for erotica what WRITING HORROR did for horror fiction. He teaches you all the basics, point-of-view, dialogue, exposition, manuscript format, where and how to sell your work, and he discusses the various subgenres.
Some passages are copied verbatim from WRITING HORROR but arranged to teach you about writing erotica. There's a discussion of language (soft-core to hard-core), interviews with the genre's leading authors and editors and a nifty plotting device that'll have you writing stories in no time. All in all, a definitive guide for budding erotica writers. I recommend it as heartily as I did for WRITING HORROR.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Bradley on March 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
For many of us, it isn't that we're prude about sex scenes... it's that we don't know what lines to cross, when, and how, to create the best effect. Matter-of-fact without being childish or rude, Edo van Belkom's Writing Erotica takes the guesswork out, and gives clear comparisons that any writer can use to enhance the sensuality in their stories or take full-on into erotic writing. This is a must-have title.
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By Darlene Hunt on February 5, 2013
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I love writing and thought this book might help me out , and I was right it has helped a lot .
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