I'm teaching my first erotica writing workshop in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 26th from 7-8:30 pm at sex toy store Secret Pleasures. Attendance is capped at 20 people and tickets are selling fast, so if you're interested, do book your ticket now. Once you've booked, if you have a specific question you'd like answered at the workshop, email me at rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com with "Washington" in the subject line and I will try to answer it during the course of the workshop. The workshop costs $21.69 (including service charge) and I will do my best to get you submitting and selling a story soon after, which would earn you back the cost of the workshop and then some (you have to do the work of submitting, but I will point you in the right direction). Here's that info all in one place:
July 26, 7-8:30 pm
Secret Pleasures Boutique, 1510 U Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-664-1476
Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you'll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You'll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions.
No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.
$20/person (plus $1.69 service fee), register here