Tell Me: Your Story

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ME: “May I be blunt?”

YOU: “Of course.”

ME: “Are you sure? You haven’t really seen me blunt yet.”

YOU: “Now I’m afraid.”

ME: “Good. May I be blunt?”

YOU: …

ME: “Yes?”

YOU: “Yes.”

ME: “What puts you in the mood to fuck?”

For me, it’s words. Obviously. Words in a book, words on a screen. Words in my head. Words in your mouth, oh, your tongue…

Pictures? Thoroughly unnecessary. But part of the reason I wrote Tell Me… was because I can’t find the sorts of words I need, want, very often.

Have you found them?

If you have, I really want to know.

My experience with erotica that really works for me is pretty limited. And so, so catholic. There is, of course, Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell. That is, the one and only Anaïs Nin. Get a copy of The Delta of Venus and Little Birds. Don’t borrow someone else’s—I know where their hands have been. (I occasionally dally with Henry Miller, too, but only because he was Nin’s lover.)

Also: Colette. She didn’t exactly write erotica… but Christ. Could she write. She changed literature more than any other woman writer since Jane Austen. Speaking of… imagine, just imagine, how much better the incomparable Austen would have been if she had A) given birth (at least once) B) fucked rapaciously, passionately, recklessly (repeatedly).

Oh, Miss Austen.

Where was I?

ME: “What puts you in the mood to fuck?”

Right. I want to know who you read. Who excites you, pleases you. Makes you cum, with words alone.

Teach me about my creative cohort.

She: “I am your creative cohort. Have you not read my books?”

Me: “Are you? Have I not? Educate me. I want to learn.”

So. Please. Tell me your story. What you like to read. Who you like to read. Tell me below, or, if you’re shy (I get it):

mjcolette@gmail.com / @mjcolette HASHTAGS: #BoldWriters #SexyReaders

You: “I’m flushed. Embarrassed.”

Me: “Beloved. Why? Talking—writing about sex the way real people experience it is one of the most radical acts a woman can engage in. It will change you; it will change the world.”

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Words.

So. Powerful.

So. Tell me what story stirs you.

Or better yet… write your own.

Change the world.

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#BoldWriters #SexyReaders #TellMe

(this post is a replica of the menu page, Tell Me: Your Story)

About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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