Infuse Your Writing with Erotica
As writers, we’re frequently trying to get better at our craft. Whether this means developing our skills or delving into new genres, enhancing our approach to writing is what makes us more creative. It also inevitably helps our work stand out from the pack.
So, how do you make your work more noticeable? There really is no easy answer to this question because being a writer requires a little more than a template and formula. However, there are some elements you can add to your writing to guarantee that it get the recognition it desires.
Although there are a number of romance novelists and books out there, you may still have an erroneous impression of the romance/erotica genre. There is much more to writing erotic literature than heaving bosoms and overly dramatic dialogue. And by adding a bit of erotica to your work, you can make it more unique. So how do you include some erotic scenes in your story? Here are some tips on how you can introduce erotica to your writing.
One of the best pieces of advice for a writer is to avoid cliches. While it’s a simple concept and seems rather obvious, it can be difficult to observe this tip when you aren’t familiar with a certain genre. When it comes to writing erotica, it’s especially important to side-step typical erotic story lines and themes. As with any other type of writing, the process used to create erotic scenes in your work takes time, research, and the development of ideas. In order to make your erotic scenes a success, you must develop a sympathetic heroine and a strong, handsome hero; add some emotional and romantic tension; and contrive an intriguing, yet realistic plot.
Keep in mind that your characters, specifically your hero and heroine, drive your plot and move it forward. You want them to leave your readers yearning for more. As a result, you must do the necessary research before you dive into certain subject matters. If you want to incorporate some kinky sex scenes, explore some spicy ideas and inspiration to get started. This is the best way to ensure that your characters and scenarios are relevant and authentic.
Remember to include all the essential writing techniques: effective pacing and proper timing, identifying the emotions and actions of the characters, and crafting a suitable resolution. Give your story depth by pushing the envelope, being creative, and not regurgitating the same plots and themes you’ve read too many times.
Creating unique and intelligent dialogue is important to the development of any story as it gives your characters a voice, personality, and assists in scene transition. Dialogue is particularly significant for crafting romantic and erotic scenes. Consider the ways you can inject dialogue into your sexual situations in order to convey the feelings between your characters and the lust and desire they have for one another.
While you do want to add intensity and passion to the erotic scenes, avoid making your love scenes over the top. Sex isn’t perfect and neither are your characters. You don’t want them to come off as unrealistic by making them rock stars in the bedroom who manage to give their partners mind-blowing orgasms during every intimate encounter.
Humanize your characters and make them more realistic to your audience. Bring out the usual issues involved in physical and emotional relationships and have your characters recognize and perhaps acknowledge their flaws and other relationship pitfalls. While you should give your readers something they may not get at home, don’t over do it. Instead, give them something more grounded that they can inspire to. This will definitely hold their attention and keep them flipping to the next page.