The Smutlancers: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it
How do we take our characters from two-dimensional archetypes to three-dimensional human beings? Violet Grey shares four steps to build a character profile so you know them so well you can write about them as if they’re real — because, in your head, they will be.
In the first post in an entire series on SEO, let’s talk about a few free tools you can use to help you navigate search engine optimization and build traffic to your website.
Can you be a successful sex writer and have a disability? Definitely! I am one of them. I have had dyslexia and bipolar I disorder for most of my life. At 40, I was diagnosed with a host of autoimmune disorders. I had not planned to become a sex writer, but that is what the universe had in store. Here is what I have learned after seven years as a disabled sex writer.
Calliope (they/them) shares multiple erotica submission opportunities for anthologies, standalone short stories, and more for January 2021. If you write erotic fiction and want to be published and make some money, check out this list!
It’s time to look at December 2020 income and revenue streams. Spoiler alert: it went down, but it’s still within my “normal” income range. This is what the freelance life looks like a lot of times — up, down, and in-between with income fluctuations.
In this month’s Smutlancer Spotlight, Chelsea interviews Kayla Lords, found of The Smutlancers site and content creator focusing on sex and BDSM.
Chase Tramel (he/him) almost didn’t read Building a Storybrand or Marketing Made Simple, but as most readers know, one book leads to another, leads to another. Now he’s sharing what he thought of these books as they relate to smutlancing.
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In this week’s episode, the last of 2020, we talk about looking back on what you did (or didn’t) accomplish for the year to help you set your goals for the upcoming year.
Calliope (they/them) shares multiple erotica submission opportunities for anthologies, standalone short stories, and more for December 2020. If you write erotic fiction and want to be published and make some money, check out this list!
Fellow smutlancer Quinn Rhodes came up with a plan to stop feeling “behind” on hir sex blog and get through burnout. Ze planned to work through the burnout — something ze quickly discovered doesn’t work, and you can’t do. Here’s hir experience.
So, you’ve got yourself a hot sex blog. You’re reaching a decent audience each month, and you’ve worked out roughly how much you should be charging to advertisers to get their shiny products and services in front of your hungry users. But so far you haven’t been inundated with emails offering you cash in exchange for your services. What gives? How do you market your sex blog to potential advertisers?