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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Growing More Adventurous (In My Writing)

by Lucy Felthouse

The first ever erotic story I wrote was about a young man and his teacher. But that was because I'd been dared to write an erotic story, and the "darer" gave me names and a plot. So I don't include that one because  the plot was from my friend's imagination, not me.

After that, though, I wrote a story fully from my own head, which was about a couple that end up getting down to it on a balcony in the pouring rain. So, pretty vanilla by some standards, but still, outdoor sex! Following that, I penned military erotica, more outdoor erotica, rubenesque, classroom sex (between consenting adults), vampire sex and first-time lesbian sex. Which, thinking about it, isn't too bad for a beginner. Looking at my past publications, alfresco sex and military sex is a recurring theme... I can't think why ;)

Now, though, I've definitely branched out. For a long time, I wouldn't even attempt to write BDSM. There was no particular reason behind it, other than I didn't fancy writing it. But I eventually caved in and answered a call for submissions for sex toy erotica, which also ended up including bondage and spanking. That seemed to open the floodgates. I've now had between ten and fifteen BDSM stories published, with lots more written, submitted, contracted and waiting for release dates. I'm not quite sure how it happened. It certainly hasn't been a conscious decision (except when answering calls for submission, of course), but I find it much easier to write BDSM now, to the extent that I'm coming up with some seriously wild and wacky scenes (see one of my future releases!) that even make me wonder where it's coming from as I'm writing.

I'm definitely glad I've branched out. My author tagline is "Erotic and Romantic Fiction... Whatever Your Fancy!" because there's so much variety in my work. From straight, to lesbian, to gay. Vanilla to medium and hardcore kink, indoors, outdoors, military, at home, abroad, second chances, paranormal... the list goes on. I love that there are so many topics, likes, dislikes and kinks I can write about as I've gotten over my fear and always push myself to write something new, something that may involve lots of research, or even something I don't agree with. There are quite a lot more things on my mental list that I want to cover, but hopefully I've got plenty of time yet.

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

2 comments:

  1. Hi, Lucy,

    I'm a great believer in pushing one's boundaries. In almost everything I write, I try to do something new.

    Congratulations on your success in branching out!

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