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...
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