As I’m coming to terms with all of my summer conferences being cancelled… I’d like to spend some time with you on Zoom. Yeah? Awesome. I’ve got two workshops in the pipe for June, one on writing erotica and one on using the secrets of romance writers to jazz up your prose, no matter your genre.
Check them out:
🍒Seducing the Reader: Smutty Writing Techniques to Subvert Your Censor & Create Page-Turning Prose in All Genres (PG-13): The smutty writing techniques good erotica writers use translate into stellar prose no matter your genre. This workshop shows you how to subvert your inner censor and create “can’t stop turning the pages” prose in your genre–no erotica writing involved. Includes exercises on the how and why of writing prompts, scene secrets and schematics, dialogue didactics (including how to write “texting” scenes), sins of specificity, and the art of writing the other.
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to noon, $30C (on Zoom)
REGISTER HERE: https://www.showpass.com/seducing-the-reader/
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Writing Erotica: a filthy-flirty workshop for the bold and the shy (18+) Whether you love to write dirty, wish you could (but you can’t, OMG, how do people even think such things!), or wonder what the heck’s wrong with authors who do, this workshop will help you apply the tools and rules that make for good, effective “can’t stop turning the pages” erotica to all of your writing. The workshop includes some freefall-style writing exercises to seduce your inner muse, ruthless editing tips, and guidelines on how to beta-read and critique steamy sex scenes.
Sunday, June 7, noon to 2 p.m., $30C (on Zoom)
REGISTER HERE: https://www.showpass.com/writing-erotica/
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The immediate question: Is “Seducing the Reader” just a sex-free version of “Writing Erotica”? No. They’re both quite different, so if you take both, there is no overlap in content (except for the principles).
If you’ve been forwarded this link and are asking yourself, who’s this chick and why should I listen to her… this is me:
Workshop Facilitator: M. JANE COLETTE writes tragedy for those who like to laugh, comedy for the melancholy, and erotica for people who like their fantasies real. She believes rules and hearts were made to be broken; ditto the constraints of genres. Her first novel, Tell Me, published by Harper Collins in 2015, along with its successor Consequences (of defensive adultery), was lauded as ushering in a new sub-genre of “social realist erotica.” Her third novel, Cherry Pie Cure, won the 2018 Next Generation IBA Award in the chick lit category. Her latest novel is Text Me, Cupid, a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don’t believe in true love (but want it anyway). This spring, she’s releasing the Cupid in Monte Carlo trilogy. Active in her local writing community, Colette is a member of the planning committee of When Words Collide Festival, the curator of the YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night in Cowtown, and a founding member of TIARA, The Inclusive Authors of Romance Association, which supports established and aspiring romance authors in their careers and actively affirms the need for #ownvoices, diversity, and inclusivity in the romance industry.
Questions? DM me or email me at TellMe@mjanecolette.com.
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