Wednesday, August 02, 2006

On Writing- Sexier

Stephen King might have cornered the market On Writing, but I'm determined to corner the market On Writing-Sexier. One day, when I'm a famous novelist and millions of fledglings hang on my every word, I'm going to write a how-to-book with that title.

There was one buzz phrase I kept hearing over and over again in Atlanta. Sex is in.

Well, hell, I never knew it had gone out.

But seriously, stories in every genre are getting steamier and steamier. And erotica is one of the fastest growing markets in women's fiction. Just ask the waiters at the Georgia Aquarium. They got an earful during the Passionate Ink Luncheon (but that's another blog altogether)

To paraphrase my lovely agent, "What's selling in today's historical market is sexier than it used to be." And I can definitely see what she's talking about. Our entire culture has gotten sexier. Sex sells everything from cars to household products, so it's natural that it should be reflected in our stories.

My cp's write great sex. Hot Demon Sex written a la Louisa or Bitchin Fiction a la Mel.

Can I write sexier? You betcha. After all, a little bondage never anyone, right?

Now I just need to come up with my own little brand...


Mel Francis said...

I thought we had a tag for you.

Real Romance for Real Women.

We could spice it up a little....

Real Romance for Real Women that's Real Damn Sexy.

MariaGeraci said...

That might work.I don't know, it sort of has a Lane Bryant feel to it (g)

KimAmburn said...

What about historicals with heat? Okay, that's probably too boring, but I would read it!

MariaGeraci said...

Historicals with Heat. I like that.

Ellen said...

Wow--this is weird, because I wrote my first-ever sex scene this a.m.--usually, I just type "insert sex here." LOL. Anyway, the characters were in the mood, so...

Okay, a tag for Maria, ala Sonny and Cher...

The Heat goes on. :)

Dang...I'm awful with this stuff. LOL. Good luck with your brand and the hot writing!

Ellen said...

By the way, I like Historicals with Heat.

MariaGeraci said...

Congrats on writing your first sex scene, Ellen! I think the first one is the most difficult to write.
And the heat goes on... He he.. I like that!

Kate Pearce said...

I did think of something for you new tag line but just realized it is much too rude to post here!
And yes, the market is getting hotter-works for me!
elegant erotic romance
or 'dark and dirty'


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