My advice, try to write it. Publish if it is good. And yes good erotica is getting harder to find.
Thats because they're all moving to erom and NA. I'm making that jump myself with the one I'm working on now. I'm gonna need a beta reader for that. Do you happen to know one, hint.cinisajoy said:My advice, try to write it. Publish if it is good. And yes good erotica is getting harder to find.
I took an erotica story and am in the process of turning it into a thriller under a new title and my thriller pen name. I wouldn't have even considered using the same name, though. I can't imagine the number of readers I would offend if they clicked on my erotica page. I came back here to add I actually had a nightmare I clicked on the wrong chimp mail list and sent erotica to thriller readers. I am so paranoid about doing this.carinasanfey said:Remember that not all readers are you, and readers are the ones who decide whether or not to buy your books, or how many stars to give you in a review. I think doing something like this could have a very negative effect on the sales of your UF work.
Yes you can. Trying to maintain your own personal standards of integrity could really hurt your sales, and any writer worth their salt - and, judging from your articulate and interesting posts on this forum, this most definitely includes you - can transfer their characters into another world and into other bodies without sacrificing the story or the sense of who the characters are.
My advice? Write the stories, change the characters and the world, and consider publishing them under a pen name. I think you'd be shooting yourself in the foot otherwise.
Disclaimer: This is just my opinion. Feel free to ignore it, it may well be a load of rubbish.
Again, that's a question of deciding what audience you want. Where do you see yourself five years from now-not what do you see yourself writing, but what do you see yourself known for? Write for that audience, whatever it is.Arshness said:What about the idea of just writing something that is a bit more strongly adult-themed and not going erotica-level on the sex scenes with it?
Uh... I'm supposed to KNOW what kind of audience I want?? I just want *people* to like my book... I dunno what kind of audience they are...Z. Rider said:Again, that's a question of deciding what audience you want. Where do you see yourself five years from now--not what do you see yourself writing, but what do you see yourself known for? Write for that audience, whatever it is.
You will get a very specific type of reader with erotica, so definitely be sure you want to target that audience. Also, erotica is not a one time genre. They'd expect you to be really prolific and give them more or you'd sink in the algorithms pretty fast and it likely wouldn't be worth the trouble. Do you want to write erotica regularly? Just food for thought.Arshness said:No need to apologize Colorwheel. I realized it wasn't clear so I clarified.
Uh... I'm supposed to KNOW what kind of audience I want?? I just want *people* to like my book... I dunno what kind of audience they are...
Okay seriously, I have no preconceptions about my audience. Crap.
What do I see myself known for?
Shei Darksbane, author of the hit Urban Fantasy series: Dreamweave Chronicles.
Dakota Shepherd is the next "Harry Dresden" or "Mercy Thompson".
*waves to the crowd of adoring fans waving e-readers they'd like me to sign*
I can dream big if you let me get going...
I guess I just generally felt that people with any decent sense of humor and who enjoy good stories would like my book. Beyond that, I've never deeply considered it.
I think you'd do better just sticking to more adult-themed then. Erotica can be taxing for those who don't really want to do it.Arshness said:I think the answer to that question is: I don't really want to write erotica. At least I don't think I do. I DO want to make money off my writing, and I DO want to tell stories about some characters with some racier parts to them. (Succubus, Demon, Devil again). But I don't really care about writing play-by-plays of sex.
I think the ultimate thing I need to do with this thread is start it over from a new angle.
The question has evolved in my mind from "Should I Erotica on the side?" To "Should I more adult-themed stories on the side?"
Anyone ever read Winter Pennington?? Kassandra Lyall Book 3 was SEX SEX SEX SEX oh look a wild plot appeared but it was full of SEX SEX SEX SEXcinisajoy said:You can do racier scenes in your books. Read a couple of the Anita Blake series after book 6. I think 15 is the raciest.