She recommends a book she hasn’t read: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction

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Check this out: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction by Judith Watts and Mirren Baxter (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013).

A very short review: I haven’t read the book. I bought it, I skipped straight to the list of publishers in the appendix, and I had a publisher four weeks later. Therefore, the book is a totally worthwhile resource.

Point for debate: can you teach someone how to write? Erotica? Fiction? Anything? I don’t know.

You can teach a formula, certainly. But all the best writing subverts formula and reader expectations. Turns convention on its head. Can you teach that, learn that, or does that just happen?

Let’s continue that conversation in the weeks that follow…

TOMORROW: the first Teaser.

WEDNESDAY: the first Confession.

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), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and the just released TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of 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, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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