How to Write Compelling Erotica

Writing smut right

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  • They want to feel less lonely
  • They want to feel like they relate to people better
  • They want to feel younger, happier, or more excited
  • Regular storylines feel too limited, and they want full expression without rules
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It’s not just sex

The people who are reading your book are looking to be immersed in another world.
Because of this, I’ve personally found that the closer an erotic book resembles the real world, the less successful it has performed.

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Nothing is worse than real sex

Have you ever noticed how unrealistic sex is depicted in movies?

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Movies don’t follow reality, and neither should you

Your job isn’t to remind the reader that sex sucks, your job is to sell the fantasy that sex is other-worldly.

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Caution

Some writers can find themselves getting carried away. Even in a fantasy world, I’d stay out of ikky territory.

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