OCCRWA Proudly Presents:
June 11 – July 8, 2012
Some Like It Hotter:
Writing Erotic Romance
with Lyndi Lamont
About the Class:
Sex sells, and thanks to the e-book revolution, erotic romance sells very well. After the advent of sensual romance in the 1970s, courtesy of Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers and the Sexual Revolution, it was only a matter of time until the books grew bold enough to cross the line into erotic territory. Thanks to films and cable TV, modern readers are used to more frank language and depictions of sexuality than in the past, and the trend toward erotic romance reflects this change in our society.
Join Lyndi Lamont for tips on writing erotica and erotic romance, including writing for readers of BDSM and GLBT stories, and what markets are open to submissions. The class also includes:
- History of erotica and erotic romance
- Defining erotic romance
- Creating a sexy story concept
- Learn to love four-letter words: the erotic vocabulary
- Research for erotic romance
- Writing for BDSM and GLBT readers
Adult Content: Note that with the subject matter of this workshop, the language may become explicit. Come with an open mind, and be prepared to learn.
About the Instructor:
Lyndi Lamont is the racy alter ego of author Linda McLaughlin, aka Linda Mac. She sold her first romance novel in 1997 to Kensington Precious Gems. Since then she has written historical and Regency romance for Amber Quill Press. In 2004, she wrote Painting Penelope, her first erotic story for Amber Heat. Since then she has written another seventeen erotic romance stories and novellas, including male/male erotica, for Amber Heat and Amber Allure, the erotic imprints of AQP. Her first M/M romance, Finding Jason, was a finalist in the GLBT category of the 2008 EPPIE Contest.
Linda has been a member of OCC since 1988. She lives in Anaheim with her husband and still works part-time for a local library as a substitute librarian.
Since becoming Lyndi Lamont, she has discovered that writing erotic romance is a license to be naughty, and at her age, those opportunities don't come along very often!
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