As the editor/publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, the Old Soldier gets to critique lots of flash fiction, some of it erotic flash fiction. My critiques are always short but I hope helpful.
I might write, “This is a well-written sex scene but there is no story.”
Or I might write, “The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette does not publish stories about rape.”
I might even write, “The characters seem more like sexual athletes than real people.”
How can a writer of erotic flash fiction make his or her characters seem like real people? One of the best ways is through dialogue. And dialogue in an erotic story should do the same things that dialogue in any well-written story should do: project personality and help to move the story to a believable resolution.
Click on the Sexy Stories tab at the top of the page to see what I mean.
- A Nude Woman And The Secret To Writing Great Flash Fiction (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- This Magazine Pays For Flash Fiction Every Month (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)