Friday, 16 January 2015

Sexy sentences!

Thanks to Beatrice Charles and Helen Yendall for bringing this competition to my attention. It's free to enter and there's a £1,000 top prize, plus runner up ones of £500 and you only need to write 750 - 1,000 words ... which is the good news!

Bad news is that it needs to be in by 23rd January (via email) oh and it's erotica! Well of course that won't be bad news to some people, but it's a challenge to me as that's not a genre I've written in before*. There's a first time for everything though, right?

Can't stop - I'm off to do some research. Behave! I only meant reading the advice on the website!

*Actually I did try once and it was dreadful. I don't think I'll try again - I've come out in a rash of exclamation marks, just at the thought!

28 comments:

  1. I don't think I'll bother either but I'm interested in where your photo was taken.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In Messina, Keith. It's part of a huge fountain thingy. *realises the potential for smutty inuendo and resists*

      Delete
  2. What's wrong with a rash of exclamation points?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's a world shortage, Alex. Does nobody tell you these things?

      Delete
  3. Wow. That's an impressive prize. Could be fun to give it a go. Now I just need a new sexy pen name.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Debbie Sultry- Saunter? Deborah Debonair?

      Delete
  4. Just loved your description of your attempt to write erotica!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You'd not have enjoyed the result, Carole.

      Delete
  5. Lol! I couldn't do it. I can barely write kissing scenes. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I generally put 'they do kissing' in the first draft and come back to it when I'm feeling braver.

      Delete
  6. I did an erotic scene in one of my books because that character was a tart. So it was quite easy and came (ha) naturally out of the story. But I couldn't do it cold, to order.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sexy scenes in a book are different, I think. As you say they can be a natural part of the story. Having to come up with a story just so we can write about sex is harder (and so is avoiding things wich could be considered double entendres when writing about the subject!)

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. So do I, Chrys, but I try to keep my habit under control.

      Delete
  8. Such a great prize, I did think about entering but I just don't know where to start with writing erotica. I reckon it'll either come across as naff or comedic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Or both - there's always that possibility.

      I'm not helping much, am I?

      Delete
  9. I'll pass on the rotic for today, but thanks for the link.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi, Patsy I found the details now. Trouble is I'm having to use the library at the moment and the librarian has a habit of looking over my shoulder. Would give them something to look at. He he.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do it, Suzy. Set it in a library and use a really big clear font, so they don't miss a word!

      Delete
  11. Fabulous prize Patsy, but not for me, its a difficult genre to do well...kudos to those that have a go at this one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not for me either, I've decided, Maria. If I did get together an entry, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be good.

      Delete
  12. I am far too prude to write erotica. Not my genre at all. I have tried a romantic scene in one of my stories but it really was the biggest pile of rubbish ever :) I would rather write a graphic fight scene (with clothes on). :) Wishing you a great week, Patsy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I woudn't be any good at the fight scenes either!

      Delete
  13. I'm rather shocked by this conversation and am going to have to go and have a lie down!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooooer! Who with???

      Sorry, I was doing so well up until now.

      Delete

Thanks so much for commenting!