It's A Dirty Job...Writing Porn for Fun and Profit
Written for both published and unpublished authors, It's A Dirty Job...The Second Edition has been completely revised and expanded - and includes seven brand new chapters!
Katy's book is filled with anecdotes and helpful advice, whether you're just getting started or looking to expand your professional contacts. It will definitely inspire the creative porn writer in you.
This book is all you need to become a professional writer of porn/erotica.
From the Intro...
You'd never know just by looking at me. Keeping my somewhat questionable career choice to myself, I manage to present as a relatively typical work-at-home mom.
But that's ok, I am what I am. Porn Writer (as well as Mom) is just one of the many hats that I choose to wear, although I am rather careful about who I tell. Only a select few know what I really do after I kiss my kids goodbye at the classroom door. And even they don't know (and probably don't want to know) the details - that I trot on home each morning to a computer with file names like 'Lesbian Tendencies' and 'How To Introduce Your Lover To The Joys of Kinkier Sex.'
Some might question how one can be a mom and a feminist and a literate woman and still write mainstream porn. The truth is, I actually enjoy the challenge of creating sensitive, caring characters within this generally exploitative genre. I look at it as almost a community service. Yes, it may be a dirty job but who else is going to spread the word? Sometimes I even go so far as to consider it my calling.
Can You Write Porn?
Following Your Conscience
Tools of the Trade
Taking Care of Business
Choosing Your Pseudonym
Doing Your Homework
The Magazine Formats: Letters, Stories, Non-Fiction
Some Additional Markets
Manuscript and Query Basics
New! Who, me? Write?
New! The Basic How-To
But It's All Been Done Before!
The Real Secret Behind Good Ideas
New! Letter Basics
New! Anatomy of a Three Thousand Word Story
New! The Non-Fiction Article
Working With Editors
Never, Ever Give Up
Now Go For It!
Paying Porn Markets
New! Categorized Book and Magazine Listings
About Katy Terrega