Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The People's Democratic Republic of Smut

Hi all.

Wow, what a wave of excitement!

Now there's a few of us here - we can really start shaking it! But how it forms and what happens is up to all of us...

How do you want this to move? What would you like a group blog to do? There's any amount of possibilities. We can try and attract as many readers and erotica fans as possible, as well as the best writers. We can invite guest publishers and editors. We can spotlight our latest books and shed some light on the smut-writing life.

This blog was borne first out of an idea by Mathilde Madden to have a Black Lace/Cheek authors blog. And then there was a blog-fest on romancebytheblog that seemed to get everybody stirred up.

Do we have any ground rules? Should contributors be female authors only? Published authors only? What's your angle on the subject?

I think if we work on it steadily and gracefully we'll get something going that could work beautifully. (You'll need to bear with me while I work out how to put up links and pictures - do let me know how we should decorate the place!)

x Nikki

6 comments:

Mathilde Madden said...

w00t

Send me an invite. tilly (at) mathildemadden (dot) co (dot) uk

Nikki Magennis said...

But sweetie, you were about the first to get an invite. Look, it's in that other email account. The one behind the sofa.

Okay, wait a minute...


That better?

Alison Tyler said...

Hi all,

I'm really so pleased to be part of the circle. And hi to Tilly! I am still just so impressed with your story "Pervertable" in B is for Bondage. I get shivers when I think about it...

XXX, Alison

Gwen Masters said...

I really like group blogs that have not only regular postings, but also occasional, specific discussion topics. Like the great discussion on erotica versus porn, or comments on e-publishing.

I also like to learn about my fellow authors. I've been known to spend hours and hours reading an author's blog, just soaking up all the creativity.

In response to one of the questions you posed...I don't think that only female writers should be included. There are some really great male erotica authors out there, and they have much to contribute.

And in response to the question about published authors only...that's a tough call, because I've known many authors who were very serious about their craft long before they were actually published. I suppose I would like to see a group of "serious" authors -- which probably means that most of them would be published authors, of course -- but it still leaves room for those who WILL be published, and gives us authors who are already over that hurdle a chance to really encourage them!

Mathilde Madden said...

Hi Alison.

Thanks for your support of Pervertable. It's one of my favourite shorts.

Oh and I found that other invite. it was buried in my old email account under a pile of spam. *yuck*.

Alana Noel said...

Hi Ladies,

I like Gwen's idea for open posts alongside occasional topic specific discussions. Wonderful.

I vote women only, published. I'm not sexist or a snob. I think doing so might focus our blog.

Love,
A