No, that isn't some sort of tagline to get you to read this article. It really is true. Anyone can write erotica. It isn't as hard as you might think. But how do you go about writing erotica? Don't you need some sort of training? Maybe, but even that is simple. You can train yourself.
When I first started, I didn't have a clue how to write erotica. In fact, you can see it yourself by reading some of my first books. I was terrible, but I started to learn what worked and what didn't work by constantly writing and publishing new books.
One of the exercises I did to train myself was to watch videos. Yep, watching porn actually helped me write erotica. How exactly? What I did was watch the video, then I opened Word and began trying to describe what I had just watched.
I envisioned myself being in a room with a blind person in a wheelchair. If I was able to describe everything that was happening in such a manner that let them feel as if they were in the sex scenes, then they would pay me $1M.
Being able to describe every detail no matter how small is the key to writing successful erotic shorts. Sure, you need some sort of storyline, but the bulk of the story is going to be the sex. Every erotic story has the same elements in common. It is also common in romance books.
A good story has a main character who wants/needs something. They meet the person who is going to give it to them. The tension you build to the point where the actual act takes place is what keeps the reader engaged. They are so desperate to see the outcome of the situation that they keep reading.
Now short erotica is not going to get you a Pulitzer Prize, but that doesn't mean it should suck. A story about a pizza guy who gets blown because the girl doesn't have any cash isn't going to sell much. There has to be a purpose for the sex.
Maybe a guy is lured by the sight of a sexy woman who is half his age. What he doesn't know is that she has a fantasy about fucking older men. Building the tension to the point where he finally discovers her secret is what makes the reader want to see them fuck.
Everyone has fantasies. Bringing them to life is the key to having a successful publishing career writing erotica. Trust me, you have a story to tell. You just need to sit down and write it. If it makes you horny writing it, it is going to make your readers horny. That is what makes people want to read the erotica you write.
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