How to Write (More than just) Erotica: Episode 349 with Rachel Kramer Bussel
How to Write (More than just) Erotica: Episode 349 with Rachel Kramer Bussel

STOP. Do not think to yourself, well, I don’t want to write Erotica—why is this podcast/book for me? This conversation, and the book, How to Write Erotica, that inspires it, goes far beyond any pre-imagined specifics you have about writing scenes, stories and books focused on which bit of bodily anatomy goes where—because to write good erotica, you have to come back to the heart of writing any story (fiction, memoir, what-have-you: why this story, why this character, why now? Guest Rachel Kramer Bussel knows what makes good story, and this conversation is applicable to any writing that appeals to our senses (as all writing should) and challenges our ability to tell our truths (ditto).

Links from the Pod

Starr**cker Magazine on Twitter

Take Me There anthology


Addition, Toni Jordan

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

Cheesy Boots in Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women


City of Likes, Jenny Mollen

Spoiler Alert & Ship Wrecked, Olivia Dade



@raquelita on Twitter

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