Another tremendous post from Emmanuelle de Maupassant with quotes from various erotica authors, filled with their motivations to write. To bring issues from the shadows into the open. To arouse emotions in readers and engage them. There’s a garden of inspiration found in these quotes.
Several months ago, I invited writers to ‘share their secrets’; 130 responded, writing honestly of their experiences – more about them here. It’s been a delight to see how various authors approach the writing process, and the manner in which we choose to focus our erotic lens.
As Adrea Kore reminds us, “Society is hungry for more ways to open up dialogue about sexuality – between women, and between men and women. Erotica, and the sharing and discussion that takes place around the reading of erotica, is one such conduit of dialogue.”
Erotic fiction can move us, disturb, confront and warm us. It compels an emotional, intellectual and visceral reaction.
While porn strikes a blow to the groin, erotic fiction adds an upper cut to the gut, wrenches the heart and arm-wrestles the mind. Erotic fiction follows protagonists not just in their pursuit of pleasure, but into the spaces…
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