Episode 13: Jumping off the Cliff
Michelle wrote in way back in October and asked:
I am a freelance writer and aside from blog posts I have ghost written, my true passion has never had exposure. I am often asked by female friends and family members to write erotica and romance stories for them. This has turned into a Christmas and birthday tradition. I have to limit them to one story request per month.
I want to take the plunge into my career as a publish author of romance and erotica but I find myself at the edge of the cliff looking out. There are so many others out there like the vastness of the sea. I want to jump, but I need some one to come up behind me and push.
What would you recommend as far as a sounding board? I used to practice on fanfic sites but I was not as happy with the quality of the critique. More often it was the way I handled a character and not the composition of the scene itself.
I want to hone the craft but in all honesty, I am ashamed to admit I am not totally sure how to do that. When I taught myself to crochet, I spent hours on getting the stitching right, but as I write my stories, I can’t seem to find the same cohesion.
Maybe I am my own worst enemy, with a devil on each shoulder so to speak.
I love your podcast; I listen to podcasts while I am working around the house or siting down at my computer working on articles. Please continue your podcast.
I will write every week with my trials and tribulation if it will give you material to continue- the starting author from their perspective.
Thank you for the wonderful and informative podcast.
OK then. We’d love to hear you trials and tribulations as a beginning erotica author, Michelle, and that applies to yours and anyone else who would like to share with us.
- So how to get started?
- How did you get started? (Dean, Henry)
- What are your thoughts? Blog comments.
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