Genre Guide — Erotica
Genre Guide — Erotica

Should I Write Erotica?

Back to erotica guide So you want to write erotica? You’re not alone. Most authors have tried their hand at writing on the wild side at some point in their career. And with the advent of the kindle and the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, erotica is mainstream now.  Most erotica writers start off by reading an article or two and typing out their favorite fantasy. And almost all of them fail. Because sex is a very personal thing. And most people who write about it end up writing about what they like. If you are writing for fun,...

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Erotica Story Builder

For this exercise, you should have a document open where you can write. Now copy the text in the box and paste it into that document. This will be the blueprint for your story. You'll fill it in as you go through the exercise and end up with a basic outline for your erotica story. The good news is that no matter how formulaic you are, if your scenes are hot, many readers will read everything you have for sale once they discover your first story.

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Erotica Blueprint

Please note that there are a number of erotica stories that don't follow this blueprint exactly, and most don't follow it perfectly. If your story will still be thrilling and sexy for readers without one of these pieces, or with some of them done differently or in a different order, feel free to do your own thing. This blueprint is just so that you can understand the basic format that your readers will expect from the genre. 

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Erotica Guide

Let's start with what erotica is. Erotica is fiction where the primary focus is on graphic sex and the lead up to it. Where a thriller is about a ticking clock and action, a western is about gunfights, and a romance is about overcoming barriers to forming relationships, the primary goal of characters in erotic writing is to have sex and the climax (lol) is actual sex described in no uncertain terms.

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