As of yesterday, the second round of the Smut Marathon has come to a close. I admit I’ve been kind of bad this round. I failed to inform you about the voting period for this round, and that has probably cost some of you the opportunity to cast your votes, or even knowing that the entries were available.
Recently, I decided to try my hand at recording a reading of one of my stories. That recording was featured on a recent podcast called Aural Sex with Max Lagos. I really enjoyed creating it, and wanted to share it with you here as well. Though it did take a long time to finish; so if I do this again, it will probably be with shorter stories. Enjoy, and check out the full story below if you would like to read along.
I’m on the fence about going to an event where I can meet various kinky people in a nearby area. But I don’t know what to expect or even if I’ll like going. How will I know when or if I’m ready to go?
Many thanks, Anonymouse
I remember when reading Stephen King’s memoirs, there was some insight he gave, and I’m paraphrasing: “A bad writer can become a good writer. A good writer can become a great writer. But a bad writer cannot become a great writer.” In following this, I wrote 9 Tips to get you from Amateur to Less Amateurish which was an outline of writing advice collected from a variety of popular authors. Sometimes, I go back to that article to remind myself of what I’m doing wrong now, and what I should be doing. Now it’s time to move onwards and upwards. I’ve collected some more tips to explain where to go once the quality of your writing is no longer the problem. It’s not as many tips as last time, but still just as helpful.
Though money would be a a nice little reward for a job well done, I am not interested in writing Erotica for a source of income. I simply enjoy writing Erotica because it makes me happy. My questions are as follows:
Is it feasible to write Erotica anonymously (since I do have family)?
If it’s done anonymously, where would I create a blog for it?
Is it allowed on Wordpress, or do you have any ideas on other sites that are more accepting of this subject?
Recently I heard about the #SoSS (Share our Shit Saturday) movement going on across Twitter. In an effort to fight back against the social networks that ban and/or censor the adult content and sexuality that we all enjoy, there are many creators out who have taken up arms to help spread the word about their fellow adult creators. So I’ll be joining the supportive march, and use my site to tell all of you about the amazing writers I know. I don’t think I’ll be doing this every Saturday, but I’ll be keeping a collection of things I’ve found entertaining, and posting them when I can. So, without further ado, these are a few of the stories and content that have caught my attention recently, and I think you’ll enjoy as well. If you like their work, consider following them too!
A little over a year ago, I came across something completely new to me when I made an account on Fetlife. As I created my account, one of the questions they asked for was my BDSM role. I was going to select ‘Master’ as I always had, but found a few different options further down the dropdown list. Each of them was listed as ‘Primal’, ‘Primal Dom’, and ‘Primal sub’. In my curiosity, I went on to find out just what a Primal is, which led to the discovery that I am a Primal and prompted me to write an article all about what I found, and what makes someone a Primal.
A couple weeks ago, as I perused through my Facebook feed, I found a link posted by a friend of a friend. The link described a website known as Bellesa, which was a porn site specializing in porn aimed at women. I didn’t take it seriously, at first, since I knew every porn site had a “For Women” section. However, upon reading further, and going to see the site for myself, I was very surprised to see how wrong I was.
Some quick updates for you guys. I know it’s been a little while since my last post, but I’ve been busy recently with finishing my ebook, editing, setting it up on Amazon for pre-order, and all that good stuff. It’s been a lot of work, and it’s taken considerably longer than I thought it would. But I’m happy that it’s done now.
Last night, I was browsing through my twitter feed, and came across one particular tweet that kind of perturbed me. The tweet was made by @Epiphora, and included a picture of a magazine opened to a specific article. Mind you, I couldn’t read the article, at first. But the title read: “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Can Sex Toy Reviews Be Sex Negative?”. In addition, there was a block quote in the middle of it, which read: “In cases where a product is simply not a bloggers particular cup of tea, why are some of them actively driving sales away from ethical, sex-positive, all-inclusive companies?”