Many of the questions that I had regarding publishing in the erotica field (traditional vs. no agent, etc) were addressed through this mechanism of interaction with successful authors." —Jessica Taylor, former Lit Reactor student "Rachel's class was a supportive, sage and overall fun place to push myself and explore.Moreover, her knowledge of the erotica market is just as valuable as her insight into the craft of writing itself." —Ashton Peal, former Lit Reactor student "Rachel's workshop at Self Serve provided a really excellent opportunity for writers interested in erotica to talk to and ask questions of a leader in the industry, who is incredibly friendly and accessible.We will define erotica and its purpose, including examples from literary fiction and erotic novels, including varying types of language and the mechanics of writing about sex, including research (no, you absolutely don’t have to have done the things you’re writing about).We’ll discuss language, voice, pace, and how to find the erotic potential in everyday situations, as well as how to overcome internal hurdles to writing erotica and answer your friends’ and families’ nosy questions.For five years she ran the In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series, and has conducted readings and taught erotic writing workshops across the country.As part of the class, you'll receive a bibliography and market listing, and you'll be pointed to current markets that are looking for new writing.Rachel encourages her students to really dig deep into themselves on character development, POV, and the emotions of the characters." —Laura J.Hickman, former Lit Reactor student "Rachel Kramer Bussel provides excellent instruction in the art of writing erotica.
In addition to the writing that I did, my favorite part of the class was the question & answer sessions that Rachel coordinated between students and published authors.The assignments forced me to focus—and fast, and I am all the better for it." —LN Bey, former Lit Reactor student "If you are looking to explore the world of erotica, Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Between the Sheets class is worth your time and money.I learned about how to shape my characters, about how to create both tension and heat within my work, and about where I could submit my work.We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online? I initially enrolled primarily for information about the erotica publishing industry.