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How to write erotic novel containing short stories?

How to write erotic novel containing short stories? Topic: How to write admission of guilt letter
May 21, 2019 / By Cuthbert
Question: I am writing an erotic novel length story (for a website, not necessarily to be published in book form). In this novel an FBI agent is pursuing a sexual deviant. However this deviant has influenced others in the town into taking up a similar lifestyle. Therefore I imagine having scenes that would not necessarily have either the protagonist or antagonist in them. Because of this I am not sure how to structure the book (i.e. how do I write scenes where neither main character is present). The scenes are important as it shows the effect the deviant is having on the town. Any suggestions?
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Athelstan Athelstan | 9 days ago
Hmmm. I think your title suggests an answer. Use the main story as the frame. *The sub stories could be in the form of statements given by people in the course of the investigation, admissions of guilt, a letter or a series of letters, suicide notes, etc. This has worked in the classic tale of haunting, "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James, in which the tale itself is a document within the story. You can do this for multiple things. More modern fantastical tales are The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, and Breakfast in the Ruins by Michael Moorcock, in which the overarcing story contains many short stories within.
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Athelstan Originally Answered: Is it illegal to chat online with other adults, or have cybersex, or write erotic stories about minors?
The answer would be NO, there must be some type of action to further a crime for a prosecution to go forward, if you will take the scenario given about Chris Hansen you will see that they do not arrest the people until they show up to consummate the act, the supreme court has ruled that even offensive language is protected under free speech, however soliciting a minor during the conversation would be illegal but writing a fictional novel would not.~~
Athelstan Originally Answered: Is it illegal to chat online with other adults, or have cybersex, or write erotic stories about minors?
No, it is at least not federally illegal to contain "drawn" or "animated" sequences depicting child pornography. There was a supreme court ruling which essentially was paraphrased by one of the justices (I can't remember which) as stating, "we couldn't put a ban on drawings because it may be used for education." Given the volatility of the subject, its obviously socially frowned upon and it could be used in collaboration with other evidence to paint you in a darker light. --- Two reasons it shouldn't really matter, 1) unlike real child porn there is no victim, 2) it can be used to tell very important and critical plots in a story that can't otherwise be stated. I say these two things because everyone knows that a child that is raped or molested or abused begins to develop a serious cycle of problems always psychologically and sometimes physically.
Athelstan Originally Answered: Is it illegal to chat online with other adults, or have cybersex, or write erotic stories about minors?
Merely talking or writing about cybersex with a minor is not illegal in itself. In fact, merely talking or writing about anything illegal is not illegal in itself. Presumably if you talk about an actual incident, it could be used as evidence in a court of law.

Verthandi Verthandi
An unpublished author's chances of selling a story collection--in any genre, including erotica--are pretty close to zero. If you haven't sold short stories to the half-dozen biggest erotica markets, I'd suggest you abandon the idea of a collection of related short stories. It would be shooting yourself in the foot. It can be quite a challenge to figure out how to give information to the reader when your POV character is not present. That's a hurdle the writer has to learn to jump. Some shift POVs as needed, but if the only reason is to present information, publishers consider it amateurish. I suggest you do some homework by reading outside your genre. Read two thrillers and two mysteries, each written in either first person or limited third person POV. Pay close attention to how their authors solve exactly the problem you face. They do it all the time, so skillfully it's invisible unless you're looking for it.
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Verthandi Originally Answered: I write novels and want to get published, should I force myself to write short stories to get myself out there
What you need to do is think about writing e-books. There are several paranormal e-books out there. Look at there submission guidelines. A lot of times it is good to have writing experiences. Editors like to see that there writers have been published. Don't force yourself to write something you don't like, but if you are incline to write short stories, purchase the Writer's Market or find it at the library. There is a list of magazines that purchase short stories. Check their submission guidelines. Join yahoo's group for paranormal romance writers. I think the group is call RWC. Do a search at group to find them. They always have a list of publishers (new and old). The list include publishers who publish all genre. Check out the groups file, database and past messages.
Verthandi Originally Answered: I write novels and want to get published, should I force myself to write short stories to get myself out there
Hey Novels are great! You gotta be realistic though. The bills have to be paid somehow. Wouldn't you rather at least be writing for a living than waiting tables or sitting in a cube growing saddlebags?

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