How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica (Paperback)
Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica
Fireside Books, 9780743226233, 299pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2002
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…
Every would-be and burgeoning author should read this.
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.
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.