On Writing Eros: A Musical Interlude

Figure, after nearly three full months it was time to add a fifth part to the On Writing Eros series. Last summer, Mrs. Stranded had me doing a branding exercise. Went through many of the aspects I felt I wanted to or have presented. Took a glance at many of the themes and inspirations that helped inspire what I write …

On Writing Eros: Who I Read

Thus endeth another year… The other day I was discussing a bit about where I am taking this site going forward into 2014. Time to have some fun. I had mentioned Fifi was not coming back yet. Still true, although I did have another go at a re-booted (or re-pawed as the case may be) draft and still not happy …

On Writing Eros: Sensual Ideas

Where do all these blasted ideas come from? This question was recently asked in the comments on my story Lost In the Snow. “The story so far:  In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”  – Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of …

On Writing Eros: Blog Hop – The Erotic Process

It seems my friend Swinging Gemma wants me to answer some serious questions about blog hopping…which strikes me as a serious euphemism if used in the right context…but that is what this is all about, right? Put your right hand in…put your right hand out… The blog hop takes the form of four pre-set questions about my writing process…process?  We’re talking …

On Writing Eros: Researching Erotica

For science fiction, writers have science to draw from.  Period fiction writers have encyclopedias and any history faction to research.  Every piece of fiction comes from something in faction…some thread of truth… Research is important. Research is under rated. The big question is how does the erotic writer research? Yes, we do research…I have joked often that it is sometimes …