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July 21, 2008
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The Ten Commandments of Writing Erotica

We love smut — in theory, at least.

Much as dirty words can make us squirm (in a good way), there have been many times (too many times) when a good story has been mussed up by an erotica author’s lack of literary finesse.

It seems we’re not the only ones with this woe. M. Christian has gone so far as to create ten commandments for erotica writers — one that’s quite spot on, if we do say so ourselves. Here’s a sample commandment:

I. Thou Shalt Not Take the Lord’s Name in Vain

“Ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgodohgodohgodohgodohgod” need I say more? The same goes for any other kind of onomatopoeia: “ooh”, “urg”, “gack”, “mmmm”, etc. Use your words, people; use your words!

Truer words were never spoken.

[Photo by videocrab, via Tiny Nibbles]

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  • Jeremy says :

    Agreed. This goes for dirty emails too. If I spend an hour writing a varied, descriptive adventure, I don’t want to hear “Oh that sounds hot, mmmm, yeah, do that” back.

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