As I gear up for several classes I'm teaching soon, I'll be posting more about my approach to teaching erotica writing and what I try to offer students, but I thought you might want to hear from my student Corrine A. Silver, whose erotic novel Wrecked will be published on Tuesday, about what she got from my CatalystCon class in March 2014. If you'll be at CatlaystCon West in Burbank this fall, I hope you'll check out the two classes I'm teaching on September 11th, Erotica Writing 101 and Sex Writing 101 - there's even a discount if you sign up for both!
They are three hours each, the longest in-person classes I teach, and you can ask me anything about erotic and will get handouts in each with a resource guide and places to submit your work. Be prepared to write and I encourage you to come with questions you want answered! Not sure which CatalystCon class is right for you or have questions? Email me at rachelkb at gmail dot com with "CatalystCon" in the subject line.
by Corrine A. Silver
I took Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Erotica Writing 101 Workshop at Catalyst East in 2014. This class is a great investment for writers at all levels. Whether you're just starting out, trying to find your voice and audience or a home author who writes for yourself and no one else--you'll learn something! For someone like me, who doesn’t have the chance to workshop with other writers very often, the great creative vibe and chance to bounce ideas off others was fabulous. The writing prompts were helpful and I still use them when I feel a little of the dreaded writer’s block coming on.
The best part of the class, though, is the access to Rachel herself; she gives a great primer on where to find resources and submission calls. Her years of experience are invaluable for someone new to erotica writing. Her pointers and insider tips have helped me find several calls that I wouldn’t have found otherwise.