Anxiety has become a close friend for a lot of people, making functioning nearly impossible. Creatives have the added pleasure of struggling with a craft that can be equal parts rewarding and frustrating. When you’re already neuro-divergent, living with any disorder that alters your brain’s ability to process the world normally, being a creative can feel like trying to pull ideas out of quicksand.
Category: Erotic Authors
For erotic authors, you might write epic smutty novels or you may write sexy flash fiction — or anything in between. This is the place to get advice on building an audience, writing your next steamy story, and making money as an erotic writer!
Below are the blog posts we’ve published that can help you as an erotic author. For more resources, check out these pages:
Start Here: This will give you an idea of what else is available through the site.
Erotic Writing Opportunities: Looking for places to publish your erotic writing? We’ve compiled a few options on the site.
The Smutlancers Podcast: We share our experiences, things we’ve learned, and our thoughts on a wide variety of topics.
In this week’s episode, Molly and Michael talk about picking a WordPress theme for your site! This is an extremely important decision — but it can also be a difficult one. Whether your current site needs an update or you’re building a new site, give this episode a listen!
This week’s episode is a mash-up of two ideas I thought I had strong opinions about: collaboration and hiring people to do the tasks you can’t or don’t want to do. As in past episodes, this is a look at my current experience and thinking on the topic, as well as (hopefully) a few useful tips.
Neither Molly nor myself are immune to big dreams. In fact, we thrive on them. But sometimes those big dreams are more like fever dreams and have no basis in reality. In this week’s episode, we talk about a recent(ish) fever dream from late 2019 that we’re only just now turning into something real. More importantly, we’re sharing lessons we’ve learned and things we’re doing differently.
If you follow the rules of subreddits and use Reddit in an authentic, natural way, you can use it to grow your audience, website traffic, and even in your income. Contributor Amy Norton shares how she’s used the platform.
We talk to Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir) about how smutlancers and content creators can be more inclusive of trans and non-binary people.
Looking at your website stats recently and feeling bummed that traffic is down? That dip might have nothing to do with your site or your content. In this episode, Molly discusses seasonal traffic spikes and dips and also how traffic flow can change due to things that are completely out of your control.
I haven’t met a smutlancer yet that wasn’t filled with ideas — and doubts about how to execute them. After last week’s episode, Molly and I sat down to discuss how we approach starting new things AND deciding when to stop ongoing projects. Tl, dr: It’s complicated.
It can be a struggle to find the sweet spot of enough patrons to make a difference in your income while also offering the right benefits/perks to entice people to pledge. I don’t have all the answers, but in this episode, I share what I’ve learned over the years about using Patreon.