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It began with cutting paper for tiny little notebooks which I would sew or staple together.  It progressed with my toy ‘Petite’ typewriter which wrote in italics.  My mother worked at her typewriter often, I knew she had articles published in magazines and wrote longer fiction in her spare time.  I wanted to be a writer too, I admired her.

When visiting an Egyptian exhibition with the school, our guide asked “Is anyone here a scribe?” so I put up my hand.

I had small successes: stories in the school magazine and poetry published in a children’s magazine.  I dreamed of being a journalist but didn’t really follow that path.  Decades later, finding out about blogging, I saw my opportunity.  For a couple of years I wrote a book blog filled with reviews, because I am such a voracious reader that I wanted to share those which I loved.  

I can’t be sure what inspired me try writing erotica, except that the short sexy stories I read on-line were riddled with bad grammar. Many were clearly written by men with no understanding of women’s bodies and fantasies.  I itched to redress the balance, to do things better.  So I posted my first story on Literotica and a few months later I created my own blog.  Later, to increase my reach, I joined Twitter and that is where my writing began to get seen, and enjoyed by women as well as men.  I got decent feedback and discovered that memes were used by writers to share their stories and articles.

Now, nearly two years on I am working to improve my writing, rather than just doing it instinctively.  I’m experimenting with the length of stories – wanting to hone getting to the sexy quicker!  Knocked out of the Smut Marathon early on, I struggled with the first assignments which had  low word counts.  My latest challenge is writing Flash Fiction for @fdotleonora – I’m currently at the top end of the word allowance, but it’s early days.

I have done a few guest posts on other people’s blogs, I now write for a wonderful erotica platform called Frolic Me.  This is great fun because I often write along to the plot of a pre-existing porn film, but I elaborate with extra twists or a back story.  Another dimension to my writing, when creating stories for Frolic Me, was my first chance to work with a writing partner.  I’ve written two stories so far with a great guy known as PJA Woode and it’s amazing the ‘extra’ a writing partner brings. Having another writer not simply beta reading for you, but contributing to the plot, to edit and create text is awesome.  Some stories truly benefit from two distinct voices.

My next steps will be to continue with writing and collaborating.   I intend to earn money, however, I hope to expand into other platforms and erotic anthologies.  I enjoy writing longer series (my Cleaner Close for instance) so the dream is to create an anthology of my own work that is not only available to download but which is for sale in bookshops.  

I’d love my writing to be in a tangible book, with pages and a cover, perhaps then might be the right time to tell my family what I write.


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Comments (5)

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    Love it. I have so many dreams for my writing, it is so difficult to know not only the path to follow, but what paths are out there, and then how to make them tangible options. Loved hearing your story.

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    I love that you have wanted to be a journalist. That is something I have also considered when I was a teen, but none of my plans worked out as my life took a total different turn. It's wonderful to see how you have progressed in your writing 🙂
    Hope to see you back for the Smut Marathon next year 😉

    Rebel xox

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