5. Are you ever going to do some proper writing?
Now this one IS offensive. I personally don’t see why erotica is looked down upon by people. Even if they do not approve of the subject matter, which is their prerogative, it doesn’t give them the right to dismiss the genre as not being ‘real’ writing.
I, for one, am not a huge fan of science fiction. But that doesn’t mean I think it’s a ‘crap’ genre, or somehow beneath others. It just means that it’s not to my personal taste.
Erotica writers don’t “have it easy.” We face the same challenges that those specialising in other genres do. There are various reasons why writers choose to produce work in certain genres, and some even writer across a variety of genres. It certainly isn’t because we’re less talented writers! Far from it, in fact. Many of my favourite books are erotic ones, and I read them because I genuinely want to, not just because it’s my “thing.”
My personal reason for writing erotica is that I’ve found it much easier to get my work in front of an appreciative audience. For me, writing is most enjoyable when you know people are reading and liking your work. And it would appear that they’re liking my smutty stories. Therefore, I’m going to carry on writing them, regardless of whether narrow-minded people think they’re “proper” or not.
So there you have it. Five impossibly annoying questions, complete with answers. I’d love to hear what you think of them, whether you’re a reader, writer, or both – regardless of genre!
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