Do you love the sensuality of language? Do the right words warm you up and make your heart beat fast? As women we are more likely to be aroused by reading than looking at images. What if you wrote the beautiful words that move you?
Erotic Writing – def. writing that focuses on the sensations, emotions and experience of sensuality, sexuality, love, and/or romance.
The short definition of ‘erotic’ is ‘of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.’ But as writers we know there’s more to it. What is and is not erotic is wholly dependent on the viewer’s culture and personal tastes, yet we know it when we experience it.
What are the elements that incite that awakening of desire? Poet Audre Lorde says “The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feelings.”
So as you plan and begin to write, call on that power and beauty within you, and let her express herself!
What if you penned a sexy rom-com? A naughty limerick? A fleeting fantasy imagined like a dream? A hot encounter with an alluring stranger? What if you wrote something you never before dared to write?
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Sign up today for AWWG’s Some Like it HOT! Erotic Writing Challenge and you have the perfect opportunity to create something fabulous and share the process with your sister writers.
Please review the Guidelines, below or attached as PDF.
Here’s the Sign-Up Form due May 9th* (next Monday)
Stay tuned for more details about our First Ever Erotic Writing Challenge!
We’ll have a fabulous Celebration at the end, open to all members, featuring readings from your steamy work, and prizes for all participants.
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… and answered the question “What do you do?” This is a collection of the comments that she received from men. Have you ever heard any of these lines?
An edited selection reblogged from Lenny: Men in Airport Bars Ask: “What Do You Do?”
“My daughter is a literature major.”
“If you heard my story … oh, boy. I’ll tell you this: if you wrote even half my story, you’d never have to work another day in your life.”
“Do you have anything published? Oh, yeah? Where do you sell your books? Can I get one at my library? I’m going to promise you something: I’m going to get your book from my library and read it and then I’ll give you my honest opinion. Stop looking at me like that. You think I’m not going to borrow your book from the library?”
“I thought about doing something like that. But then I realized, you know what? I gotta make a living. The real world doesn’t let you sit around scribbling in a notebook.”
There are so many writerly events in April! Of course, we have meetings April 11th for the Main Meeting, April 4th for the Memoir Group.
But there’s lots going on in all over! Here’s just a taste:
there are so many ways to celebrate. (Does anyone want to volunteer to post poetry-related content here in April? Leave a comment or drop me an email. Or, just do it!) Poets.org has lots of cool suggestions like:
- Follow the thousands of National Poetry Month celebrations taking place using #npm16 and follow the Academy of American Poets on Twitter @POETSorg.
- Participate in National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 21, 2016.
- Sign up for Poem-a-Day.
- Host a Poetry event!
- there’s more suggestions at their page, HERE
NaNoWriMo is holding the first Camp NaNoWriMo of the year. (there’s another one in August.) It’s a chance to join a ‘cabin’ of fellow or sister writers, encourage each other and write like the wind around the virtual campfire every day this month.
Here’s your Camp NaNo to-do List so you’re ready for April 1!
Downtown Bethesda MD celebrates the diversity of modern literature from April 15 through 17. This is the 17th year for the festival which includes more than 20 free events, including readings, talks, book signings, and contests. Featured authors include Joanne Bamburger, Cokie Roberts, Kater Alcott, David E. Hoffman and more. Learn more HERE.
Running in Washington DC from April 14 to April 17, this annual poetry festival is dedicated to “calling poets to a greater role in public life and fostering a national network of socially engaged poets.”
Visit their Featured Poets page or check out their Poet Interview Series on the blog to read more about the line up for 2016.
Hey, we all need to get reviews of our writing. And I’m sure you get asked for reviews too! So come and learn how to take the mystery and the chore out of leaving reviews for your sister writers.
How to Write a “Great” Book Review Workshop
About this FREE workshop:
This hands-on workshop will explore writing tips and strategies for creating unique and engaging book reviews. We will look beyond just writing a book review and I will effectively help you to write a great book review. In addition, you will learn how to better express your personal response to a book you have read.
- Improve your book review writing skills
- Learn what to include in a great book review
- Learn how to plan and structure a quick and easy book review
- Write and publish a great book review of your own on Amazon
Pre-requisites and Preparation: Basic understanding of writing a book review
WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2016
WHERE: Potomac LIBRARY (off of Rt 210 in Bryans Road, MD)
3225 Ruth B Swann Dr
Indian Head, MD 20640
INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Holloway