New Release #4 available for preorder now!

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The No Bullsh*t Guide To Writing Erotica on a Bootstrap Budget is the next installment in the series The No Bullsh*t Guide To Writing Erotica, as a how-to guide for someone wishing to write erotica but doesn’t have the money to spend on the perceived high-end items, programs and services they think are necessary to get into the erotica writing game.

The discerning writer fulfills their dream of writing erotica and erotic romance without laying out huge sums of cash. They just know where to look to get the tools they need.

The adage ‘you have to spend money to make money’ doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s misleading to the new writer to think they have to pay someone huge sums to see their naughty story in ebook form. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In this edition, I will point the writer to resources available to them for free (or for very minimal cost) to launch their erotica writing career.

I’ll cover key issues such as:

* what’s out there to help capture their information to get organized
* what word processing programs and services are available to them to get their stories written
* the plethora of editing programs and resources they can use to tighten their prose
* where to find the necessary tools (and stock images) to create sexy covers
* the current sellers, distributors and vendors who will take their naughty books and sell them

…all available to them for free or practically nothing to keep up with the demands of the voracious erotica reader and not bust their budget.

Now available for pre-order on Amazon!

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Updated! The No Bullsh*t Guide to Writing Erotica and Making Money

The change is here.

On July 1, Amazon rolled out it’s new payout for books enrolled in their Kindle Unlimited program. It has changed some things on the self-publishing front, especially within the Amazon environment. Many erotica, erotic romance and romance writers of short stories have been left scrambling.

Since I discuss the efficacy and usefulness of Kindle Unlimited in an erotica writer’s career, some of my information in the first book was rendered out-of-date.

So an update was in order for my book, The No Bullsh*t Guide To Writing Erotica and Making Money.

I have completed those updates and now the newest version is available.

I’m not sure if the updated version has been pushed to Kindle owners yet who already own the book. I have an email in to them right now in and effort to figure that out. But if you find that it hasn’t been pushed to you yet, give them an email and request that they do.

In the meantime, here’s the link.

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It’s still available  in Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.

Irony came to slap me

If you got the email and have been following the indie writing news, KU has implemented a new payout structure for books in Select.

In a nutshell, this is going to suck so hardcore for short story erotica writers who capitalized on KU to catapult them into the financial stratosphere. Selena Kitt did a great takedown of the new payout. The New Kindle Unlimited – What It Means for Authors & Readers.

So it now falls to me to drop back and punt, looking to do a serious update to my first book, The No Bullsh*t Guide to Writing Erotica and Making Money.

I’m not really sure just how this is going to affect anything at this point, in regards to short story erotica writers making bank in KU. It’s going to affect them hard. Until we see the payout numbers in August, it’s difficult to make any predictions or know if any strategy is actually working or not.

Preliminary projections for payout can be found around the ‘net but it’s not looking good for short story erotica writers to stay in KU as their primary source of income. I know it will for me. I made good bank for a while but now it’s time to cut and come another way.

Maybe a guide on how to write a basic business plan is in order.

Stay tuned as more information is released and plans can be formulated and determined moving forward.

Writer falling down on job

I have confessed this before.

It had been my intention to simply release the first book and let it go at that.

In the meantime, I’ve written two more. Well, written one more and compiled one. Not something I was planning on, but there you go. I did. I wrote and published them.

And I failed to let anyone know about it.

Writer falls down.

Consider this my attempt to make up for it.

Both are now available on Amazon (and free for KU members!):

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The No Bullsh*t Guide To Writing Erotica Short Stories

The No Bullsh*t Guide To Writing Erotica Short Stories follows on the heels of The No Bullsh*t Guide To Writing Erotica and Making Money, this time tackling the issue of how to write erotica short stories with minimum muss, fuss, headache and frustration.

In order to make money writing erotica, the writer needs to learn how to capitalize on certain key areas in their writing process. Areas like:

* tearing down faulty assumptions about writing, writing fast and writing to the market
* destroying procrastination
* shifting motivation into high gear
* getting their ideas, stories and workspaces organized
* how to streamline their workflow to maximize time spent at the keyboard
* how to keep the words nasty, hot and constantly flowing

In this guide, I take the reader through the processes that have worked in my erotica writing career, keeping me fleet-footed, nimble and agile to stay in pace with the demands of the voracious erotica reader.

and my writing prompt book:

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The No Bullsh*t Guide To Erotica Short Story Prompts (for 31 Days)

A story a day! Who does that?

Writers who love to write. Writers who love to make money writing. That’s who.

Those two things are not mutually exclusive.

This erotically-themed prompt book was compiled with the erotica writer in mind. A celebration for a Merry Month of Mast- well, read the Look Inside for more details.

It’s designed to encourage the erotica writer to set up a habit to write every day, to make the muse perform on demand, all to help service the pursuit of making money doing what the writer loves to do.

Write.

Or write erotica!

Each day for 31 days has its own, unique set of prompts. Set your timer for fifteen or twenty-five minutes, and and explore wherever the prompt takes you. Use it to inspire erotic musings and kickstart them into full-blown stories or smaller, sexy scenes in a larger body of work.

Much like taking your vitamins, set up the habit of writing every day, getting yourself in the erotica writing mindset to see the kinds of productivity to really launch an erotica writing career.

Well color me surprised

The success, which I type with a little bit of chagrined embarrassment, I’ve received with this personal vanity project has me pleasantly surprised.

So surprised that I am working on two more books to go along in the series (possibly even more, if I can get my thoughts in order). More ‘stuff I wish I knew’ since I’m seeing I’m not the only one out there who ‘wish they knew’.

Thanks to any and all for buying The No Bullsh*t Guide to Writing Erotica and Making MoneyI hope it was helpful in your drive for writing success.

New Release

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This book is the book I wish I had read when I first started on this path to make money writing erotica.

So much of the information out there on writing erotica for money is fantastic. You can’t go wrong with studying up on how all the top writers are doing it. You can pick up any book on how to write sexy erotica. There are scads of books and blogs on how to format, create covers, craft blurbs.

The only thing is that many of the books fall short of critical key areas. It’s like many are afraid to tell you their erotic trade secrets. So many of the fundamental things you need to know to figure out what to write, how to keyword it and what to do to avoid the dreaded dungeon, get left out.

Sure, a lot of it changes quite often. Nothing is static for long in this business. But it’s not the specifics that are key. It’s in how to find that information out, how to analyze it and how to put it to work for you.

How many show you how to find the top sellers? How many give you the tricks and tips to find what keywords work?

That’s what this book tells you, along with some pretty hard kicks in the booty to get you started. It’s not going to blow smoke in your face. It’s going to tell you how to get it done.

Available now in Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.