Some Like It Hot: Writing the Erotic Romance

09/02/2015 - 09/27/2015

Let’s talk about sex. Whether you’re writing a short story, novella or a full-length novel, an erotic thriller, paranormal or historical romance, the basics of the Erotic Romance remain the same: it’s all about plot and keeping it hot. And, if one looks at the book offerings available from various traditional and e-book publishers: Readers like it steaming.

The workshop will cover the basics of characterization and motivation, and then delve into the heart: The sex scene(s). When writing about the physical aspects of love, it takes more than the cliché of “putting tab A into slot B.” The love scenes need to come organically from the work that’s being created, and the reader needs to believe in the connection.

When it comes to pacing, workshop attendees will learn how not to give it all up right away. In the second half of the class, we’ll look at how various genres handle the subject and situations. Finally, we’ll close out with tips for publishing, the query process and potential markets.

Adult Content: Note that with the subject matter of this workshop, the language may become explicit. Come with an open mind, and be prepared to learn.

About the Presenter, Louisa Bacio:

A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels. Releases include the erotic paranormal series The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf; three titles in the 1Night Stand series with Decadent; and the Sex University series with Riverdale Avenue Books.

Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits, hermit crabs and rolly pollies. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.

In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.

Cost: Members:20/Non-Members: 30

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