Erica Jong on the writer’s “fuck you” impulse

There is in writing—or any creative work—a kind of fuck-you impulse. Part of the energy comes from sheer rebelliousness. I’ll show you! a writer says. I am not who you think I am.

Erica Jong
Seducing the Demon

mjc-Erica John on fuck you impulse

You: Hey, where’ve you been?

Me: Writing, baby. Writing. I’ll tell you more next week. But also, reading and getting re-acquainted with Erica, and a few others.


P.S. The print copies of Tell Me are still not sorted out, but I keep on hearing any day… In the meantime… Kindle?

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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