I had such a wonderful time teaching my special two-part Erotica Writing Class (and hope everyone had as much a good time as I did!) I’ve seriously caught the virtual teaching bug!
So much so that in July I’ll be teaching not one, but TWO educational and/or fun classes - hope to see you there!
Here’s the info on both:
Desiring Tomorrow: How To Have Futuristic Sex …
July 12, 2020
Time: 1:00PM - 2:55PM (PST)
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Now, more than ever, we need to stay optimistic … and an exciting way to do just that is to bring the erotic pleasures of tomorrow into the present!
In this entertaining class, renowned sexual futurist M.Christian will discuss everything from Internet-enabled sextech devices to virtual reality adult entertainment by focusing on not just how much of this could become part of tomorrow’s sexual activities but that you can also give most it a whirl right now!
Participants will learn about:
Creative Sex Play: Boosting Your Erotic Imagination
July 21, 2020
Time: 6:00PM - 8:55PM (PST)
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Even the most experienced sexual adventurer may run short of ... shall we say 'inspiration'?
In this wild and playfully provocative seminar, participants will not just learn all kinds of spanking-new sexual techniques and erotic wonderlands to get turned on by, but how to do their kinky explorations safely: physically as well as emotionally!
In addition, participants will be shown how to strengthen their overall imagination muscles: giving them important mental tools they can use to spice up their bedroom antics even further, as well as being of great benefit to many other aspects of their lives!
I’m thrilled beyond words to be able to announce the publication of my brand new collection of explicit gay erotica with a horrific twist from the always-amazing Sizzler Editions: Horrorsexual: The Queer Erotic Fright Fiction Of M.Christian
Better yet, the book is free if you have Amazon Unlimited and only $2 if you’re not. Check it out here.
Here’s what this fun, sexy, and scary read is all about:
Like your queer erotica spiced with a touch of the terrifying? Enjoy mixing your sexy gay fiction with the heady spice of terror? Get off on explicit tales of man-on-man passion mixed with the shivers and shakes of your most shocking nightmares?
If you do - and, peering into your soul, we know you do -- then Horrorsexual waits for you in the stygian darkness where forbidden lusts dance hand-in-hand (and tentacle-in-tentacle) with paralyzing fear to give you a reading experience like no other.
From the fevered imagination of M.Christian, we present fourteen uniquely twisted tales of outrageously hot sex combined with a spine-tingling creepiness that will haunt, and erotically exhilarate you, for years to come!
Here are stories of ghosts and specters, cannibalism and dark revenge, serial killers and vampires, and even more disturbing surprises around every corner told by a highly regarded master of queer erotic fiction.
Stories in Horrorsexual: The Queer Erotic Fright Fiction Of M.Christian include:
“Echoes” - What’s worse than being haunted by the vengeful spirit of an ex-lover? For Red, it’s when terror pushes him over the edge … and into even deeper darkness.
“Suddenly, Last Thursday” - Sebastian likes to play dangerous games with people, but when he takes things too far he bites far more than he could ever chew.
“Matches” - Dying was the best thing that’d ever happened to Mr. Skila. But, as with all good things in his sad ex-life, even being a ghost was too good to last...
“That Sweet Smell” - JJ could make or break an entertainer’s career on a whim. But when it came to Sidney, JJ had only one thing on his mind--something far worse than just crushing his dreams of success.
“Chickenhawk” - The bait was laid out, the trap was set, and the needle was in his hand. But who is the prey and who is the predator?
“Whatever Happened To...?” - Bouncin’ Betty used to be a star but now, broken and bitter, there was just one, very dark and disturbing thing that gave this old drag-celebrity any pleasure.
“Friday Night At The Calvary Hotel” - Everyone has at least one of them: a dark and twisted fetish we’d love to enact but are just too frightened to make a reality. But one night, in a seedy hotel, someone will do just that...
“Bitch” - Quinn hated his neighbors. Their laughter was too loud, they flaunted their toned bodies, and, worse still, they were happy. He wished someone would do something about them. Then, to his terror, someone does.
“Counting” - In the near future, religious fanatics despotically rule over San Francisco. But the city has a hero, one on a mission to bring his own unique form of terror to the terrible. Or maybe he’s wants something else entirely...
“Wet” - You might call Doud a vampire but he’d disagree. One thing he most definitely is, however, is lonely.
"M.Christian is to erotica what Swarovski crystals are to Liberace: essential."
—Clint Catalyst, author of Cottonmouth Kisses
"M.Christianís stories are erotica at its best: steamy, arousing, funny, outrageous. He manages to do that rare thing: write fiction that is beautifully crafted and that also gets you all hot and bothered. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser."
—Bob Vickery, author of Cocksure and Play Buddies
"No other writer I know can slip into any gender, any sexual orientation, any bio- or cyber- or mythopoetical body on any planet, and let it pursue any desire to the hottest explosion since the Big Bang. And man oh(/on) man is he his filthiest here!"
—Ian Philips, author Satyriasis and See Dick Deconstruct
The only thing I enjoy more than writing is teaching, and my all-time favorite subject to teach is erotica writing … which is why I’m excited to announce my upcoming extra-ultra-really-special two-part online class on writing and selling erotica for AsYouLikeIt, the women-owned adult pleasure shop in Eugene, Oregon.
The introductory class, Sex Sells, Part 1: Getting Started As An Erotic Writer, will be on Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT, and costs $20 for the hour. Click here to buy tickets.
The advanced class, Sex Sells, Part 2: How to Sell Your Erotic Writing follows on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT, and costs $20 for two hours. Click here to buy tickets.
Here’s more information on both … looking forward to seeing you there!
Sex Sells, Part 1: Getting Started As An Erotic Writer
Maybe you’re itching to turn all those kinky fantasies rolling around in your imagination into actual stories, perhaps you’re interested in someday even (agast) becoming a professional writer, or you’re just looking for something fun and sexy to do while #stayingathome, then Sex Sells, Part 1: Getting Started As An Erotic Writer is a perfect place to start!
In this special online version of his popular writing class, M.Christian will playfully and enthusiastically get into everything you ever wanted to know about turning your imagination into actual stories and books, which could very well pave your way into someday actually getting paid to write erotica!
Here you’ll learn the essential basics, such as finding inspiration, what can make (or break) an erotic story, forging interesting characters, the ups and downs of plot, making sex scenes that sizzle, great exercises to juice up your erotic imagination, how to stay motivated, dealing with your inner critic, as well as all kinds of tips and tricks to managing your emotional well-being as a writer.
Sex Sells, Part 2: How to Sell Your Erotic Writing
It’s highly recommended that participants take Sex Sells, Part 1: Intro to Erotic Writing before taking Part 2, as those important writing basics will not be covered again.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully graduated from Sex Sells, Part 1: Intro to Erotic Writing … so now what?
Well, if you’re ready then now’s the time to take that big leap into (gasp) trying to sell what you’re written!
The good news is that now, more than ever, the market for erotic books and stories is booming. The bad, though, is that getting from passionate amateur to successful professional can be an extremely rough one … that is if you aren’t well-prepared for the harsh realities of the erotica writing biz.
Which is where M.Christian and Sex Sells, Part 2: How to Sell Your Erotic Writing comes in. With close to 30 years worth of experience as a writer, editor, and even a publisher, he knows practically everything you’d ever need to know about getting started as a professional erotica writer.
In this class, you’ll learn all about how and where to submit your books and stories, pay rates, royalties and rights, social media and PR, the pros and cons of self-publishing, the care and feeding of editors and publishers, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, the importance of stretching yourself as a writer, plus how to deal with the inevitable emotional kicks-to-the-ego that can come from sending your work out into the world.
“M.Christian is a literary stylist of the highest caliber: smart, funny, frightening, sexy—there's nothing he can't write about ... and brilliantly.” —Tristan Taormino
Calling M.Christian “versatile” is a tremendous understatement. Respected equally for his staggering imagination as well as his chameleonic ability to write convincingly for any and all interests and orientations, his short fiction has graced the pages of anthologies such as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, and many other publications.
A respected anthologist, M.Christian has edited 25 books including The Mammoth Book of Future Cops, and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi); Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant), and more.
M.Christian's fiction has been collected into books such as the Lambda Award finalist Dirty Words, and others such as Speaking Parts, Filthy Boys, BodyWork, Bachelor Machine, Skin Effect, and the recently released Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica Of M.Christian.
As a novelist, M.Christian has further demonstrated his versatility with titles like Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Brushes, Painted Doll, and the rather controversial gay horror/thrillers Finger's Breadth and Me2.
M.Christian is also a featured writer for Future Of Sex (https://futureofsex.net), which “provides insights into the fascinating topic of the future of human sex and sexuality,” as well as a regular podcaster with Ralph Greco Jr (Licking Non-Vanilla) and Dr. Amy Marsh (Love’s Outer Limits).
I’m wonderfully tickled to now be participating in not one but two regular podcasts with two of my dearest friends: Love’s Outer Limits with Dr. Amy Marsh and Licking Non-Vanilla with Ralph Greco, Jr.
So tune in when you can and hear me and these two amazing people talk all things sex, writing, and so much more.
For more info check out my new podcasts page here on my site.
This is VERY cool news - Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica of M.Christian, my kinky cyberpunk short story collection is now available as an AUDIOBOOK!
After more that 30+ years I am finally bidding farewell to the San Francisco Bay area for the (very) green lands of Eugene, Oregon!
Aside from my mailing address, everything else is going to stay the same--and if you happen to live near my new neck of the woods be sure and let me know some of the cool places to check out.
I've never been nostalgic ... but I HAVE found myself becoming really enamored of 60s-70s style/futurism aesthetic. Thus my new Tumblr: Groovepunk-Aesthetics
After far too long, I’ve decided to rebuild my site from the ground up. It’s a work-in-progress, so expect some changes in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if anyone’s feeling nostalgic, my old site is here.
I don’t plan on posting a lot here: just important developments and such. For more casual stuff, check out my social media: Tumblr, Instagram, and especially Twitter.
And on Twitter be sure to stay up to date with my articles for the wonderful Kinkly, and especially my articles for the always-great Future Of Sex.
By way, the artwork here is also mine. Check out my special Tumblr, In The Puzzle Palace, If you want to see more.
While not exactly a rave, do check out Publisher's Weekly review of Hard Drive: The Best SciFi Erotica Of M.Christian!
Futurist Christian selects a brave but uneven mix of unsettling high-tech erotic stories collected from his works of the last two decades. Christian is at his best playing with images of submission to the allure of urban dystopias, tweaking the imagination with scenes that are all the more arousing for being disturbing, as in the necrophiliac “Everything but the Smell of Lilies.” Consent and nonconsent are juxtaposed to similar effect in “Hack Work.” Sex robot stories—“The Bachelor Machine,” in which a man visits a disintegrating pleasure house, and “State,” in which a human courtesan has been remodeled to resemble a high-end AI executing an age-play fantasy—bring out futuristic nostalgia and a sad loneliness behind the idea of perfected, commodified pleasure, while also effectively evoking the sexual power of machines that are one uncanny step away from being fully human. Despite the author’s asserted hope for “a tomorrow full of acceptance, self-determination [and] mindfulness,” stories that point toward a future in which aliens or sentient AIs want to love humans, such as “The Subsequent State” and “A Kiss Goodnight,” are as creepy as those steeped in malevolent compulsion, and much less arousing. Futuristic erotica fans will dog-ear their favorite stories, but some of the other tales don’t even merit a read through to the end.