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).