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5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than it claims
This book won't just teach you how to write a dirty story, although Susie Bright does do an admirable job of that with plenty of exercises, tips and things to watch out for.

What pleased me most about this as a read, was the lengthy introductory section about the politics and morality of erotic writing. Ms Bright is just the woman to provide an intriguing,...
Published on 10 Mar 2010 by Josephine Myles

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How to Write a Dirty Story by Susie Bright
The only book I've ever thrown in the bin after reading it. Awful. I learned nothing useful about how to write a sensual scene. Lots on the history of the genre, little of use to the aspiring writer.
Published on 5 May 2010 by Sarah B


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than it claims, 10 Mar 2010
This review is from: How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica (Paperback)
This book won't just teach you how to write a dirty story, although Susie Bright does do an admirable job of that with plenty of exercises, tips and things to watch out for.

What pleased me most about this as a read, was the lengthy introductory section about the politics and morality of erotic writing. Ms Bright is just the woman to provide an intriguing, left-wing feminist viewpoint on the US erotica industry, and I learned a lot from this section as well as the more practical parts of the book.

Also, one of the most invaluable parts for me, that really got me thinking as to what I want out of my writing, is the part titled "Money, money, money". Ms Bright asks you to consider exactly what you want to get out of writing erotica (or indeed, any sort of writing), and what you are willing to give up to do so. Her advice about the publishing industry is also very helpful.

Highly recommended, and one of those books I know I'll come back to time and time again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars invaluable, 28 Oct 2007
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This review is from: How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica (Paperback)
Whether you're an amateur writer of sex or someone who has been in the business for years, this is one book, I feel, you should never be without. Susie Bright reveals her 'tricks of the trade' to enable you to gain the expertise to succeed at the craft of writing erotica.

What this book teaches is that no matter who you are, where you come from or even how skilled you are or aren't in bed, you alone have the ability to write a truly, erotic story and one that has the potential to blow your readers socks off.

Although gaining experience in the craft of writing is an advantage, this book is also invaluable in what it teaches by the author's good use of personal experience, writing exercises and guides to the steps that inevitably follow after the final draft of your first work.

So, if you don't get any other book on the subject of writing erotica, be sure that you make it this one.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How to Write a Dirty Story by Susie Bright, 5 May 2010
This review is from: How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica (Paperback)
The only book I've ever thrown in the bin after reading it. Awful. I learned nothing useful about how to write a sensual scene. Lots on the history of the genre, little of use to the aspiring writer.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book, 3 Nov 2012
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This is a fabulous and engaging guide to writing erotica. It's written in a fun and breezey manner, comlete with chapter exercises to awaken your erotic muse. Recommended.
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