How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica (Paperback)

Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica

By Susie Bright

Fireside Books, 9780743226233, 299pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2002



For aspiring erotica writers -- and authors in any genre who want to make the "good" parts great
Susie Bright is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals her tricks of the trade and shows you how to heat up sex scenes in everything from traditional novels and romances to science fiction and humor. Easing the aspiring writer into the creative process, she tells you how to write the steamy plots and sensual characters that publishers and readers are looking for. Bright makes it easy to:
Produce unique ideas * Master erotic language
Climax the story * Sell your work to the right place
Each chapter features practical writing exercises and suggestions for nonwriting activities that will galvanize the imagination and raze any creative or psychological hurdle. When it's time to go public, Bright draws on her own writing and publishing experiences and explains the most effective ways to find an agent, work with an editor, and grow a loyal audience.
As irreverent as it is practical, How to Write a Dirty Story is the only book an erotica author -- novice or seasoned -- needs.

Praise For How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica

Laura Miller

Every would-be and burgeoning author should read this.

Lavada Nahon

I invite anyone who wishes to get published to read How to Write a Dirty Story first! It will greatly increase your chances of seeing your words in print or online.

Linda Jaivin
author of Eat Me and Rock 'n' Roll Babes from Outer Space

What a fabulous book! Well-written (naturally), provocative (of course), and eminently sensible. It integrates all aspects of the process.

M. J. Rose
author of Lip Service and In Fidelity

From the exercises that Susie gives writers to the education she gives readers -- this book is a must.