Sex sales. Sex can get you published. Sex can earn you a few dollars.
The Old Soldier knows what he’s talking about. Just take a look around this blog.
Writers use to submit work with lots of sex in it. And that was all that was in it. Ladies and gentlemen, a sex act is not a short story. It’s just a sex act.
And since this blog is about writing flash fiction, I would send those sex acts back to the writers with a sentence or two about why the work was not for this publication: “There is no story here.”
What did I mean by story?
What is the importance of the sex? What impact does it have on the lives of the characters having sex? What’s the background of the characters and is there some hint as to what will happen to the characters after the sex is over?
If you want to write great erotica, keep this thought in mind: The best erotica is not about sex; it’s about relationships.
This is the Old Soldier blogging near the University of Pittsburgh.
This flash fiction blog is about writing and brazen sexuality.
- Right By the Vibrator: Books I’m Reading Now (erikaerotika.wordpress.com)
- Confessions Of An Erotic Flash Fiction Writer (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)