Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Wednesday writing - my talk at Sh!

I am in the middle of writing my talk for Sh! Women’s sex emporium at their Portobello store to be held on Sat 17 March at 5pm.

The title is ‘Writing Sex Scenes' - in other words how easy or hard is it to write them? And is about the ups and downs of being an erotic romance writer’. Here is the blurb:

Jennifer Denys is new to writing erotic romance, in fact she is new to writing (despite it being a life-long dream to become an author). Her first ever book, Just Good Friends, was published by Siren Publishing in September. Since then they have accepted three more of Jennifer’s books for publication, much to her astonishment and great excitement. (Since I sent Sh! this blurb I have had another two books accepted!)

In this talk Jennifer will explain why she chose erotic romance over any other genre (the surge of e-book publishers is part of the answer), what the reaction was when she finally told her family and friends exactly what she was writing (the words ‘mid life crisis’ were involved), how she went about writing the sex scenes (you’ll have to come to the talk to find out), how she came to choose her publisher and the different ways one can submit stories (and they vary), what the editor thought of her story when the first edits came back (she made all the usual new author mistakes!), and does one really want to read the reviews of your stories (it can be demoralising if they are bad).

There will be time for questions and answers at the end and she will happily answer all your questions including what sort of royalties you might receive if you want to become a writer yourself. If you don’t want to become a writer but just want to hear Jennifer’s trials and tribulations in becoming an author, feel free to come along.

I hope you are interested and come along!


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