Book Review: Enjoy Sex: A Practical and Inclusive Guide

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If you’re going to write about sex, sexuality, gender, relationships, and/or the issues associated with any of it, I believe it’s necessary to learn as much as you can. One way I love to educate myself is through reading. Every so often, I’ll share a book I’ve read and why you might want to read…

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Writing About All the Sex: Smut vs. Sex Education

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Can you write smut and sex education pieces? I’ll give away the answer to the question…yes, you can. Okay, we’re done here, right? Problem solved! Well, not quite. Choosing to write only erotic fiction or some form of non-fiction is one thing. Believing you can’t (or shouldn’t) is quite another. As someone who routinely does both,…

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Why You Need Multiple Streams of Income

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Relying on a single source of income comes in a variety of forms –  affiliate sales for a single company, offering sponsored posts, working with a single client. The danger, when you only have one way to make money is that when (rarely if) that income dries up, you’re stuck. You have no other money…

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6 Ways to Find a New Audience with Old Blog Posts

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In the early days of your blog, a new reader might be curious enough (or fall in love quickly enough) that they’re willing to comb through your archives. The longer you publish content, though, the less likely that is to happen. So today, after a year or two, or like some of us five plus…

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Patreon Turns Against NSFW in a Big Way

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My plan had been to add Patreon to the ongoing “How to Make Money” series as a viable option for most sex writers and creators to build an income from your work. I’ve used and loved Patreon for a long time, and although I disliked their stance on not allowing NSFW creators to show up…

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How to Make Money: Fiction Writing

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I’m not going to tell you or anyone else how to write fiction. As a some-time erotic writer, I know we all have our own methods and styles. A lot of people can write, but not a lot of people can make money at it. In our ongoing series on how to make money, let’s…

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How to Calculate Your Rates Part 2

how to calculate your rates part two

In part one, we talked about some of the higher level issues to consider when you calculate your rates. If you haven’t read that one yet, click here and get yourself up to speed. That information will be useful for the second part. That being said, if you’re really impatient to have a firm number,…

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How to Calculate Your Rates Part 1

how to calculate your rates part one

I started writing this piece and realized I had 1500 words written with more to say. While I’m probably gaining a reputation around here for being a bit…wordy (pardon the bad pun), I don’t want to overwhelm you either. Calculating your rates is a big job. It’s not set in stone, and you can (and…

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How to Make Money: Social Media Influencer

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To be honest, being paid as a social media influencer isn’t something I seek out. I’ve done it once, and only because it fell into my lap. I developed a good working relationship with a sex toy company who recommended me to an ecommerce company who was promoting a sex toy I’d reviewed. Confused yet?…

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What To Do When You Have Too Many Ideas: Make a List

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It might not happen all the time. Hell, it might be a rare thing, but when it happens, it can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. What is “it?” That moment when you realize you have too many ideas. You want to write All The Things, and you can because you have All The Ideas! Of…

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