Writing erotica: Be the next E. L. James
  
Research, research, research
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Research, research, research


As with any novel, the key to success is doing proper research.

"Whether you're writing about a Caribbean island you've never visited or a sex act you've never tried, research is always a must," says Eden.

But where can you get that kind of sexy information? Eden says that there are plenty of books and online resources, but one of her top tips is to use online forums. Talk to people there, ask them questions. 

"That's another amazing thing about writing erotica - it can be a process of self-discovery for you," says Eden.

Always double check your facts though, you want to make sure that your source is reliable.

Of course, if you want a really reliable source, you could write about your own experience. But that's really up to you. Anna points out that some writers are happy to write about their own sexy moments, whereas others swear to never write about anything that's happened to them.



Love & Sex Editor
2012/12/26
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