Category Archives: erotic writing

Once is Not Enough

I had a fantastic time delivering my “Imagining Sex” erotic romance writing workshop last week. Twice. First at a monthly Maryland Romance Writers meeting and then at New Jersey Romance Writers’ fantastic Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. They were great, smart audiences at both venues — if you’ve done any teaching, I’m sure … Continue reading Once is Not Enough

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Sense and Sensuality Basket Contest Update

And a sheepish apology. Because, dear bewildered contest-lovers — you are not going blind. My current contest should indeed have ended on October 3 (as you were quite quite sure my contest page said), and not November 14 (as it clearly says now). Apologies. I messed up. So intently was I preparing my erotic writing … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality Basket Contest Update

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Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause

A man wakes up in a strange bed, with only a whiff of lovely scent to remind him how he got there: He sniffed: rosemary and lavender [hanging from the ceiling beams to dry]. And something else, spicy as cinnamon, tart as lemon. A woman. The sheets of her bed smelled like her.  — from … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause

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O! (Getting Graphic)

Smart Bitch Sarah, on The Slightest Provocation’s forthcoming May mass-market cover: …shirt unbuttoned but still tucked in + mullet + O-face is TOTAL WIN. Way to go on achieving the romance trifecta!! Making it sound, though its curlicues of well-wrought irony, more-or-less like a good thing (I think), though I wasn’t entirely sure what “O-face” … Continue reading O! (Getting Graphic)

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If you really want to hear about it…

…the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. … Continue reading If you really want to hear about it…

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Ease and Expertise: Meet Carol Queen

As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. — from “Personism: A Manifesto,” by the poet Frank O’Hara I was going to begin this post by … Continue reading Ease and Expertise: Meet Carol Queen

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Oh, That Was Nice…

…to receive fresh-off-the-presses copy of The Edge of Impropriety in the mail as I did last Friday. Reminding me (in case I might have forgotten) that it really is coming out this November 4. Even nicer, perhaps, to see that the cover graphic is even more beautiful when wrapped around a book. And nicest of … Continue reading Oh, That Was Nice…

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