How to Write Erotica

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Cleis Press
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5.5 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Rachel Kramer Bussel ( is a writer, editor, event organizer, and erotica writing instructor. She's edited over 70 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, Dirty Dates, On Fire, Spanked, Please, Sir, and Please, Ma'am, and is the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine,, Salon, Slate,, The Village Voice and numerous other publications. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and learn more about her writing workshops and consulting at
Rachel Kramer Bussel explains the intricate craft of erotica writing perfectly. Every erotica writer should have this book in their toolkit. I thoroughly recommend it to new and established authors alike.--Kay Jaybee, author of Making Him Wait, The Voyeur and The Fifth Floor
If you've ever read erotica and thought, 'I could write better smut than this!, ' How to Write Erotica is the book that will actually help you do it. It treats erotic writing like the craft and business that it is -- focusing on a level of professionalism and care that's required in any other genre of writing. If a writer completed only half of the exercises listed throughout the book and took only half the advice given, they'd be further along than many other writers publishing their smut right now. You can take the craft of writing about sex seriously and write steamy stories that turn yourself and your readers on. --Kayla Lords, Sex Writer
Whatever is standing between you and good erotic writing can be found and overcome by looking inside this clear and comprehensive how-to guide. Terrific advice from one of the foremost writers and editors of the genre.--Justine Elyot, author of On Demand, Kinky and Fallen
A seminal, unique, and expertly written writer's guide to a specific genre that has always been a lucrative market, How To Write Erotica is particularly recommended for aspiring writers working in both erotic and romantic fiction.--Midwest Book Review
How to Write Erotica is without a doubt one vital and excellent book. The ideas, suggestions, and prompts that Rachel Kramer Bussel offers in her book are invaluable, and her book is a resource I know I will put into practice.--Christian Pan