The Woodshed and the Story’s End…

As an erotica writer who’s always attempted to portray both men and women as realistically as possible (yes, even my dragons, centaurs, and so on), I have a deep sympathy with the crisis Kameron Hurley shows in her brilliant essay, We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative. The essay is about […]

The simple truth: I’m swamped

I got an email today asking me if and when I was going to fix the Yowlers series so it was at least readable.  The answer is “Yes, I will, but…” Ever since the great layoffs of 2008, I’ve been in one of two states: either fully employed with a wife and two teenage daughters […]

Is the popularity of audiobooks changing the way you write?

Does awareness of the audiobook’s popularity change the way you write? I was reading my own work aloud, as I’m given to doing when proofreading, as it helps locate mistakes, and as I did so I realized that I was adding in prefixed “He said,” and “She said,” statements, in order to make it clear […]

Do your characters ever masturbate?

I write a lot of erotica shorts, and after a while there are only so many ways to insert tabs a through g into slots 1 through 6.  Hey, much of it’s science fantasy, I can make up as many insertables and orifices as I like.   And after writing the inevitable threesomes, moresomes, complicated […]

Can Alain de Botton even read?

Can Alain de Botton even read? I ask because this de Botton has out-parodied himself again by announcing that he was launching a porn website free of “stupidity, brutishness, earnestness and exploitation.” The real problem with current pornography is that it’s so far removed from all the other concerns which a reasonably sensible, moral, kind and […]

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