On Writing

The Prison of the Photographed Self

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I’m a rabid user of social media – both text and photography and, more recently, I’ve experimented with Periscope which streams video live. Travelling quite a bit – sometimes for work, sometimes for pleasure – I have an unholy fear of being without a 3G connection to feed the social media beast wherever I go.…

My Presentation at Eroticon 2015

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I did manage to record my presentation at Eroticon 2015, but I have to apologize in advance for the very poor sound quality of some of it. At some point, I will try and produce a podcast which is more listenable, but for now, this is what I have: Listen to the podcast version here,…

Eroticon 2015 Online Meet and Greet

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NAME (and Twitter name if you have one) Madeleine Morris (aka Remittance Girl) @remittancegirl Is this your first time at Eroticon? If No, what is your favourite memory from a previous Eroticon and if Yes, what are you most looking forward to at Eroticon 2015? No, this is not my first Eroticon. I attended the…

A Brief History of Erotica and What it Has Become

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I’m a member of a very vibrant private group on Facebook called The Erotic Literature Appreciation  Society. A fair number of its members are some of the writers I most admire. However, what is clear is that, beneath the surface, there is a pretty massive schism as to what we are calling ‘erotica’. Historically, erotica,…

Why Publishing Doesn’t Matter To Me Anymore

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If you’ve hit my website before, you might be wondering why I have most of my short stories and even long series online, instead of in published anthologies. If you take a look at my short works in print page, you will probably notice that in the last year, I’ve submitted almost nothing to editors.…

On Dominance in Erotic Fiction: A few Questions

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One of my readers, Sally, left me some questions that I felt required a little more thought and more space than was available in a comments reply, so I’ve answered them here. Her questions were: 1.) As an author of erotic fiction, what assets or personality traits do you believe make the male lead in…

I Am Charlie, Uncomfortably: The Price of Free Discourse

Offensive? Yes, of course it is. Your choice is to ignore it, dismiss it, or execute the cartoonist?

“To hold a pen is to be at war.”  Voltaire In the wake of the murder of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo Magazine offices, there has been shock, mourning and much passionate debate. It is sad that it takes the assassination of a group of French satirical cartoonists to prompt a serious discussion of…

Ask Better Questions

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Kristina Lloyd, whose novel Undone has just been published (and is phenomenally well-written – buy it), has been doing the blog tour thing. Today, Anna Sky hosted an interesting post by Kristina: “Do Women Prefer Erotica?” Whether you’re a reader or a writer of erotica, it’s worth your while to read it. At the end,…