Romance writer Chloe Thurlow

Literary romance

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Writing Erotica Secrets of SHOW don’t TELL

Writing erotica is a puzzle the reader is obliged to work out for themselves. First tip: don’t tell them anything. ‘The woman seemed to be walking on a cushion of air and every head turned as she entered the room.’ Is she beautiful? Does she have a sexy walk? I haven’t said so, but the reader can visualise the woman and their subconscious is busy doing the puzzle. There are books and

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Seven Secrets of Writing Great Erotica

Writing great erotica requires originality and innovation. Great erotica touches sense points in the dark corridors of the mind. Great erotica makes you see yourself in a different light. Great erotica reminds you that you are here to live life fully, not as a clone paddling through the limp waters on the edge of life, but in the fast currents mid-stream at the heart of life. Writing great erotica is

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Eroticism – Living Life To The Point of Death

‘Eroticism, it may be said, is assenting to life up to the point of death.’ The quote is by Georges Bataille, the one man from history I would have jumped straight into bed with, if only to have learned more about eroticism. Before Bataille, I flirted with Albert Camus, Henry Miller and Martin Amis, whose novel The Rachel Papers I read with a torch after lights out. I rejected Jean-Paul

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