This was originally posted to HubPages. However, they unpublished it (and several other posts) because it was too adult. I have relocated the post here and you can bet I’m not really happy with HubPages today.
I Write Adult Non-Fiction and Erotica
I’ve written erotica and non-fiction adult content too. It’s not as dramatic as people want to think. The worst reaction I had was from my Mother and a sister when they found out. But, once I showed them what I was writing they mellowed out about it.
I’ve written erotica and sold it too. I also write non-fiction for adult sites. It’s an interesting market. I get ideas and experience which work well for me when I’m writing in other markets, venues and genres too.
There is a big difference in writing erotica versus plain, pure pornography. One of the differences is that porn sells a lot easier then gets passed around online without any credit to the original author. Erotica writing is better in the long run, even for making money, because anyone who wants to hire you based on what you have written, can actually find you.
Adult Content Warning for your Blog
You can easily add an adult content warning to your WordPress blog. It’s even a free plugin.
How to Know What’s Erotic and What’s Not
You can read about the distinction between erotica and pornography on any site which accepts erotica from writers. Most have drawn a line where they feel one becomes the other.
Basically, erotica has a story, there may be romance but either way it’s sensual and takes time to tell a story. There is more to the writing than intercourse. Erotica isn’t hard core. Erotica isn’t about making love necessarily, but it’s more than just a quickie. When you write erotica there’s foreplay and a story to go along with the quickie.
Adult Writing Prompts
- Flash Fiction Friday
- Wicked Wednesday
- Tempting Tuesday
- F##k Me Friday (Archives)
- Wanton Wednesday (Archives)
- Wank Wednesday (Archives)
I like Writing for Adult Blogs
I began writing on the adult side ten years ago when I wrote for Adult BackWash. That site is now gone. But, for me, it all started when BackWash needed more writers for the adult side of the site. It was the side of the site where the writers got to write anything, within reason (but there were very few limits imposed). Plus, it was red. I love the colour red. So I wrote a regular adult column which I called Bait and Switch. It was fun. Most of the time.
There were times when I really didn’t feel like reviewing adult sites to add to the links. Or there were times I didn’t have anything new to say. But, that happens no matter what genre you write.
The difference with adult content is that you have the frigid versus hooker issue. People expect women writing adult content are pretty free and wild and having sex at least once every day/ night. (Men feel this way more than women readers, but most of your readers are men). If you aren’t busy with boyfriends, toys, and more, you can feel you have nothing to write about. But, you’re wrong. You can be a nice, good girl type and still write about romance, dating, intimacy and issues with all three of them.
Any woman can write erotica. It’s about your attitude more than your experience, or lack of it.
Resources for Adult Content and Erotica Writers
- Packing Heat: Erotica Writing Tips and Techniques
- Dark Erotica (May need to be logged into Blogger)
- The Erotic Writer
- Sex Blogger Co-op » e[lust]
- Publish and Be Damned: Resources: Erotica Writers on Erotic Fiction
- Writing and Selling Erotic Fiction
- Romance Literature Genres from Porn to Erotic Romance
- I Write Women’s Erotica
- How to Write Educational Erotica
- Thinking About Writing Erotica?
- The Trouble with Literary Erotica