“The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion.”

July 22, 2012 | 1

Anaïs Nin had a lot to say about writing erotic fiction. Notably, she was unwilling to “leave out the poetry” and “concentrate on sex” in its place, despite repeated requests from her anonymous client to do just that. On a lighter note, Seth Fried also has some advice for aspiring writers of erotica. Quick, somebody get both of these articles to E. L. James.

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One comment:

  1. Forward the article so they can have the best selling paperback like her? They might feel they know more but the people reading an buying books are saying different. If only being a book snob, to a self published author who made it by word of mouth was worth it.

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