Other Voices

When Men Write Erotic Fiction

When men write erotic fiction (as opposed to porn, where the piece is devoid of conflict and usually sequence of physical events interspersed with banal and cliché phrases that are the memes that stand-in, ineloquently. for someone getting pleasure) they often try to protect themselves. Even work by seasoned writers who should know better, I…

Other Voices, Other Genres: Marc Nash

In my continuing adventure to thrust suspect and dangerous people upon you, I’d like to introduce you to Marc Nash. He has a very challenging view of how to be a writer. I’d like to be more like him. When did you start writing? Apocrypha has it that I scrawled the word ‘help’ in amniotic…

Other Voices, Other Genres: Heikki Hietala

Continuing on with my drive to introduce you to new voices writing in genres other than erotic fiction, it’s my pleasure to introduce Heikki Hietala, a Finnish writer of literary and historical fiction. When did you start writing? I’ve always liked writing, but it was in April 1996 that I got the urge to write…

Other Voices, Other Genres: Moriah Jovan

This summer I have a lot on my plate, so I decided it would be a good time to introduce you to some fellow writers I admire. My aim is to wander a little further afield and encourage you to make the acquaintance of writers in other genres: romance, sci-fi, horror, detective fiction, non-fiction. In…