What Makes An Erotic Writer Tick?
I feel very privileged today to have Patricia Green as a guest on my blog! She is a very talented writer that I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know. Today she’s here to talk about her latest book Journey’s End, the sixth in her Journey Family series. She’s also going to let us in on a little of what makes an erotica writer tick…
Please giver her a warm welcome :)
Erotica Writers and Erotic Lives
First, I'd like to thank you,
Constance, for having me over today. It's always a pleasure to meet
new people like your readers.
Erotica writers must be twenty-five
year old models or superstars who are keeping themselves anonymous by
using a pen name and a clever disguise. Well, that's what a lot of
people think. But the fact is, erotica writers are just like everyone
else. They are all ages, all sizes, from all walks of life, with
husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends (sometimes more than one),
with kids, without kids, employed, unemployed, disabled or exercise
buffs. The things they have in common are a fertile imagination and a
desire to make the reader excited. No one writes published erotica
without thinking about how it will affect the reader.
Like all kinds of fiction writers,
erotica writers are going for a reaction. Not just any reaction, but
one that makes the readers' toes curl and a blush steal over her
cheeks. Sometimes, it makes them squeeze their legs together, or hide
their private parts under a pillow. Oo, la, la! The point is the
reaction. We never want you to be bored or skip over the sexy bits to
get to the "good parts." And, although we want there to be
a story, too, to us the "good parts" include the erotic
Where do erotica writers get their
inspiration? Do they all have phenomenal sex lives? You'd have to ask
a lot of erotica writers for honest answers to Kinsey-esque
questions. But, exactly like their variations in social status and
family life, I'm betting there is a complete spectrum of sexiness
among erotica writers. Some are more intimate than sexy. A few are
crazed sex maniacs. Most are somewhere in the middle, with healthy
sex lives that are influenced by everyday events. When the kids are
sick, the sex life goes on hiatus, but the intimacy continues (we
hope). Intimacy doesn't always mean sex. It often means a glance and
a shy smile, or holding hands on the couch, or sharing a spoonful of
crème brulée. Many of these things find their way into erotica,
especially erotic romance. Intimacy is the ultimate in romantic. And
sex, for an erotic writer, can be wild and crazy or slow and steady.
If he's a good erotic writer, there will be a mix in his book, as
there is in real life relationships. Even one night stands are often
a mixed up melding of styles meant to excite the primitive urges.
The bottom line is that you don't have
to live an erotic life to write erotica. You have to have an
imagination, the desire to make the reader feel something special,
and a strong grasp of what intimacy and romance are. The writer might
not be interested in romance, but she has to know what qualifies.
There are some pretty dirty stories out there, and they certainly can
be erotic under the right circumstances, but not every one will move
you. If one does, it's a keeper, meant to be dog-eared and marked up
and a sexy friend for life.
Latest release: Journey’s End, the sixth book in the Journey family series.
Here's the blurb:
Well-loved housekeeper and substitute
mama, Consuelo, is hospitalized in this sixth of the Journey family
books. The Journey family is torn up about it, especially Leo
Journey, patriarch of the clan.
Leo’s extreme upset trickles through
the family, and causes a rift between his eldest son Ace and him,
that has everyone worried about the fate of Journey’s End, the
family ranch. All the siblings rally around to try to fix this breach
and get Journey’s End and Ace and Leo back on track. They can’t
help wondering why Leo is so much more emotional than they’ve seen
since their mother died some twenty years before.
Throughout it all, the Journey siblings
and their mates share the deep love and affection that is so much a
part of the Journey way of living. And, somehow, there’s always
someone needing a good, hard spanking, often followed by good, hard
Join the Journeys for this series
conclusion. Find out what happens at Journey’s End.
An excerpt is here
Buy links are:Amazon
Patricia Green is a fiction writer specializing in erotic romance. She hopes to provide the reader with love stories that emphasize fun characters with quirky personalities. She’s the author of about 20 published products.
Patricia is married and the mother of
twins. When she’s not being the angel of domestic harmony and a
semi-crazed creator of fictional friends, she loves to crochet, read,
and watch hockey.
You can reach Patricia Green in the
Spanking romance pages: http://patriciagreenbooks.com/books-featuring-spanking/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Green/e/B002RCB0IK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4541511.Patricia_Green