The Smutlancers: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it

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Facing a Few Fears and Realities

I honestly didn’t (and still don’t) know what to call this week’s episode. Instead of the topic I planned, I took you into my thought process, a few fears, a couple of realization, and no clear resolution. So….life, basically. When forced to face a smutlancing fear, I figured a few things out. Not that I know quite what to do with that information.

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Finding Your (Brand) Voice as a Smutlancer

Every time you hit publish online, you use a voice. The language you use in the caption of your sexy lingerie picture is your voice, as is every piece of content on your blog. As a smutlancer, your voice is now a brand voice. Intentionally planning your brand voice can help you plan social media, describe your projects to potential partners, and work with other creators.

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Smutlancers Q&A: October 2020 Mailbag

Smutlancers ask some of the best questions, and we love answering them! This month, we answer questions about estimating your time, taking sexy pictures, remaining professional when a brand disappoints you, invoicing, and more!

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You Have to Do the Pronoun Thing for Everyone

Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir/he/him) shares why it’s trans-inclusive to do the “pronoun thing” for more than just trans and non-binary people. Introducing someone or identifying someone’s pronouns when they’re trans or non-binary but not when they’re cis others the people you’re trying to include. To be truly inclusive, we need to do the pronoun thing for EVERYONE.

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What are Obscene Ideas and 31 Days of Erotic Fiction

Molly and I launched Obscene Ideas, our newest business venture on October 5, 2020. You can listen to our podcast episode here to hear us talk about it. For those who prefer to read or anyone who got lost in the chaos of that episode (there was more than our usual share of asides, memory lapses (my bad!), and squeals/giggles of delight), I’m breaking down what Obscene Ideas and 31 Days of Erotic Fiction are and how we made it a reality.

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Revealing Our Fever Dream: Obscene Ideas

We’re finally ready to reveal our fever dream to the world and share our newest project with everyone: Obscene Ideas. Not only are we telling you what it is, but we’re talking about how we made it happen — the people we worked with, the resources we used, and the way we approached the entire project.

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: September 2020

I feel like I just did this report the other day, and technically I did. Because I was late with the August report, lol. I don’t expect dramatic differences between this month and next, but we shall see. That’s why I track because I can’t rely on my memory or my impression of my income. I need the hard numbers in front of me to know for sure.

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Smutlancer Spotlight: Caress Fitch

Caress is a proud Black, Queer, Disabled, Non-Monogamous Leathergirl who advocates for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color), LGBTQ+, Poly, Kink, and Disabled communities in every aspect of her life and work. She has been coaching and consulting for 25 years, focusing on relationship coaching for the past five years.

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A Conversation with Victoria Blisse

In our episode on the Smutlancers rebrand, we told you we planned to feature more interviews between Molly and our fellow smutlancers! This week, she talks to Victoria Blisse (she/her) about her smutlancing career that spans several years — longer than you might realize!