Writing erotica: Be the next E. L. James
  
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This is one of the most important points. If you want to write erotica, you've got to write in a way that makes you comfortable. If you feel awkward about writing something, it will come across on the page.

"Be true to yourself. Don't attempt a scene or storyline you can't relate to, or that doesn't turn you on," says Eden.

As she points out, not everyone has to write extreme material, that would become a little repetitive anyway!

"Some of the best and most gorgeously written erotica is quite 'vanilla'. Erotica is more about sexual tension and consistent sensual pacing, rather than the number or extremity of sex scenes," says Eden.

Anna points out that when you're embarrassed you start using too many euphemisms, like 'his member' and 'stars exploded before her eyes'. Avoid them as much as possible. 

But most importantly, have fun with it. As Eden says: "No matter what you choose to write about - enjoy!"



Love & Sex Editor
2012/12/26
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