Writing stories has never been easy and writing erotic stories that connect with the reader and potentially arouse him or her can be a big challenge. If you are also an aspiring writer who is thinking of writing his or her first erotica and is wondering how to write an erotic story, then you should read on. Here are some simple tips that will make your writing more connectable and realistic.
Respect the Work
Writing erotica should be given the same respect as writing on any other genre. You should work on your grammar, sentence formation and make the plot logical. Do not just write to get the reader off (which is an achievable goal in most cases but not the only goal).
Don’t Use the Same Words or Clichés
The woman lay spent after he left her bed or he had a throbbing rod instantly are clichés and words that the readers have read at least a hundred times. So, don’t serve them the same dish and expect great results. Instead, use your brain and do some research to find more words that make the reader understand the meaning of the scene without using the same words or clichés.
Focus on Emotions
For most people, especially women readers sex is not just about the body, it’s about emotions as well. So, make sure that the couple you are writing about has developed an emotional connection before they jump into the bed. Also, don’t focus on the process too much. Focus on the state of mind and the connection of the couple as well.
Though slight exaggeration is accepted and even expected while writing erotica, you should refrain from making things so unreal that people don’t believe in it. Avoid words like they did nothing but made love for a week would be a slight exaggeration as real people with responsibilities don’t do that.
Include All the Senses
It is also recommended that you include all the senses in an erotic story, from the smell of rain to its insistent sound, from the curve of her waist to the taste of strawberries and even the texture of grass should be included while writing. It will make the reader more engrossed.
Before you start the publishing process of a story, you should read it yourself and see whether you are feeling turned on by the storyline or not. You can even ask a friend or an editor to read it for you. If you or the first reader don’t feel hot and bothered, the chances are high that the intended audience won’t feel that way too.