I'm an aspiring author working on my first novel and other projects. My first published story, "Youth and Experience" is now available to buy in the Campus Sexploits ebook anthology by Naughty Nights Press, under my pen name CM Owens. Check out my blog for more details. I like to share my ideas and experimental/practice erotica pieces on Lush. My stories aren't just about bodies they are about people making connections. If you want super explicit then you might want to try someone else, but if you want developed characters, plots and emotion, take a look.I am here as a writer. If you want to talk writing I'd love to hear from you and I'm always up for a chat and a little flirting, but please don't approach me with requests to cyber or cam. And before you ask, yes, they are my eyes. *NOV 2011* I'm going to be taking a break from Lush for 3 months or so. I need to get away from the constant bombardment of sex and focus on other things. Those of you who have my email, you can reach me there. If anyone else needs to contact me then leave me a PM, but don't expect an immediate response. *Unprofessional* will be taken down at the end of December You can keep up with things I'm doing as a writer on my blog (link below) Thanks to everyone for your friendship, support and enthusiasm for my writing. Take care. Mo xXx
Hi,I think something that many novice writers trip up on is thinking that their first draft should be perfect. You might think your work is a bit slow so far, but keep going with it. First get the ideas down on the page. Then you can take a step back and try to figure out why it's coming across slow. You might find, as WCB suggests, that you're not starting it in the right place. Look for where the story itself actually starts, it might not be where you thought it was. How's it going since you posted the message?
For me it depends on two things:1) How they approach me and whether it shows any indication that they have, for example, read one of my stories, or looked at my profile. "Hi, will you be my mistress" tends to come up a lot. That will get you nowhere. "Hi, I read your story and I really liked it," may be more successful. "Hi, I'm so-and-so, I really liked the way you portrayed x-character, what do you think about y-interesting topic of discussion," will get you an express reply.2) Whether their profile shows them to be interested in... well anything really. Besides sex, we all get that one, I need to know what ELSE. So if your profile shows cock pics and interests are listed as "tits" and "creampies" then you will be ignored. If they list something real, great. If it lists things I like too, even better. And it helps if it shows that you have posted a comment on a story or on the forum within the activity list's memory.Ahh, hang on, all of the above applies to people with pictures too. So I guess the short answer to your question is no, not at all. Although, lack of avatar pic tends to go hand in hand with tossers who want to cam with sluts. It's a stereotype, but an accurate one, unfortunately. Does it really take much effort to run a google image search and pick something?
I like to make forum banners for my stories. At some point I might look to do some bigger covers. For now, enjoy these three: http://images.lushstories.com/mistress_of_words/high%20stakes%20pool634489855014464852.png http://images.lushstories.com/mistress_of_words/ehp%20banner634414222076776032.jpg http://images.lushstories.com/mistress_of_words/festival%20fever634442480364623751.jpg
So your boyfriend has disappeared and hasn't called or contacted you in any way in a week, with no warning or indication as to why he was going, where or for how long. And you want to know if he doesn't want to talk to you or has something to hide.My short answer: "No shit, Sherlock."I don't think even the crappiest of self centered men think they can simply up sticks and leave for a week without any explanation at all. But, that doesn't necessarily mean the end of the relationship or that there is someone else involved. Some men don't like to be seen when they are vulnerable, so it may be entirely unrelated. Treating you like this is unacceptable, though. Unfortunately, with no way of contacting him, all you can really do is wait. It won't do you any good to dwell on what the answer might be.If he is contacting his parents you could try talking reasonably and rationally with them in the hopes that when he next contacts them they will pass your messages on. Try to keep calm and just focus on the fact you are worried about him and want him to treat you with respect.Good luck. Give it some time and see what happens.
I've been hearing good things about the books from my writing group for over a year, lol. Finally bought a copy this weekend. I just need to finish the book I'm reading then I'm diving in
Well said, thank you! Seconded!I've written stuff I've been disappointed with and stuff I've been embarrassed about, but I don't think I've ever gone as far as ashamed.I don't think you should ever be ashamed of something you've written. It's just words. Finding ways to convincingly write something they've never done is what writer's do. For example, I am currently working on a novel about an oddball reporter turned paranormal investigator. I've never been a reporter, let alone an oddball paranormal investigative one.If you want to write something outside your own experience then go for it, but don't do it because you think it's what people want. There is nothing wrong with vanilla! A rough BDSM story can be told in a boring, unstimulating way just as a story of boy meets girl and they have missionary sex can be packed with visual, sensual detail, emotion.It's not about the type of sex you write about, it's about how you write it.Keep writing. Follow your own instincts, don't try to make yourself into what other people want. Good luck.
Great point Ann :)For those who struggle with this sort of issue, I think it is something that should be picked up when reading through, rather than consciously worrying about it while writing a first draft. Your first draft is for getting the ideas on the page, you can re-write and improve it once you have that structure.RF, I agree 100%. In fact, I think your example grates on me more than a string of I or he statements.A couple of other things to bear in mind with using as statements and verbs with an ing suffix.1) "As" statements or "-ing" verb statements like RF's examples above describe concurrent actions. That is to say, two things happening at the same time. If you are going to use them, make sure it is physically possible for the things you're describing to happen at the same time. "Entering the room, he closed the door," for example should really be "he entered the room and closed the door," because he can't close the door at the same time as entering the room.2) When you describe two pieces of action in the same sentence linked in this way, you make one piece of action subordinate to the other. "As I leaned over to kiss her, I undid her bra," for example makes the leaning and kissing action a dependant clause. It makes it subordinate and incidental to the other half of the sentence "I undid her bra," which is the focus. This doesn't make using this type of sentence wrong, it's just something to watch out for. Make sure the piece of action you are tucking away in the dependant clause is the less important of the two.So, two things to watch out for - misrepresenting consecutive actions as concurrent and weakening important actions by making them subordinate.I think in writing, there is nothing that you should "never" use, only things you should be wary of using too much.
Hi Orion,Welcome to Lush. I've read your latest story (Nicky, My Babysitter) and I think you've got a lot of potential. There's nothing wrong with your spelling and grammar. The mods here are quite thorough when they check and don't let things through if they're not up to standard in that department.But, getting published isn't all about the grammar. It's not all about content either. Somewhere between those two you have technique and structure and it's those which turn you from someone who can come up with a story and construct sentences into a good writer. If you'd like some extra feedback I'd be happy to pass on some of my limited experience. There's also a lot of great advice on this forum for starters, especially in Morgan Hawke's board.Regarding finding a market for your work, try searching the web as Nic suggests. Start building up a list of blogs and markets as you come across them and you'll start to get a feel for what's out there. Network. Word of mouth can be a great way of finding leads. A lot of publishers advertise calls for submissions for short stories, so you might find you want to write something to their specific requirements as a way of getting your foot in the door.If you're looking to write novel length stories then consider looking into finding an agent as a lot of publishers won't consider you unless you have one.There are quite a few published authors here, so you could look to see who they are published with as a place to start.Hope that helps.Moxxx
You already have tonnes of tricks up your sleeve, any more and the poor girl won't know what hit her, lol.Kim's right though, experimenting together is the key. Personally I think if you go straight for the unexpected or unusual you're less likely to be in her good books and more likely to scare her off. It might make for one fantastic night, but it's not going to build the trust and security you need to make something last.For me, here's a couple:- confidence is the biggest turn on ever. A guy who knows what he wants and how he wants it.- being somewhere other than the bedroom. On the couch always feels like playing naughty teenagers.- when it's unexpected and unplanned but importantly not my idea.Any woman would be lucky to have you, Vance, and any that don't hold on with both hands once they have you is a crazy fool.
Okay, so several people have already suggested that perhaps you need to make more effort or assumed you're not considering her needs or feelings, but I've been in a similar position where I want more than my partner is inclined to give. I know what it's like to be the one who tries and still gets shot down. After a while, you stop trying, because what's the point? I'm not condoning cheating though. Believe it or not, talking sometimes works. Not always instantly, but it's always a good start.Have you actually approached your wife and simply explained how you're feeling, asked her views and listened?You say the fact that she is not satisfying your needs is your problem not hers but I think if the situation were reversed, a man would be expected to satisfy his wife's needs and might feel inferior or even be stigmatised if he couldn't/didn't want to. Women aren't a completely different species and shouldn't have a different set of rules in my opinion. If she loves you as much as you love her, one would hope she would care about the fact you have needs and try to satisfy them. Even if she has made you feel like you cannot bring this sort of subject up to talk about it, you owe her the chance to understand the situation and do something about it before you go seeking your kicks elsewhere.Talk to her. Good luck.
Snow crunched under the tyres of the four by four as Tim pulled up onto the driveway outside the chalet. “Here we go,” he said. He leaned over to Fiona in the passenger seat and kissed her on the cheek before they both giggled and flung the doors open. In the back seat Lilly pulled her shawl closer around her shoulders. Why had she even bothered to come? She was selfish, that’s what it was....
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One look at the library floor plan by the door told Reese it would take a while to find what he was looking for. He didn’t have much patience with the Dewey decimal system. By the nearest stack, a young woman in a long skirt and a tight t-shirt stood next to a cart of books. She pushed a volume into its appropriate spot and then selected another from the cart, pushing up her glasses...
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At the middle of the back row of the triangle of cheerleaders, Ellie turned a perfect cartwheel and dropped into an elegant, controlled split. Rob sighed. She was one of the better ones on the cheerleading team but she didn’t get on well with the other girls. Laura, the team captain, always gave Ellie the spot at the back where no one could see her. He’d thought about intervening on...
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Joe put his feet up on his coffee table as he flicked through the after game stats on his Xbox. “Yeah, good game. You guys going to be online tomorrow night?” “For sure, laters,” Sam said. A couple of seconds later it flashed up on the TV screen Sam has left the party. Kevin chuckled. “Actually I’ve got a date. But who knows, if it bombs I might be on here looking for some things to kill.”...
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“I’m so bored,” Penny whined. “Read your book,” I said. I adjusted my folded up coat against the window and closed my eyes again. Outside the mountains rolled by in the darkness as the coach wound its way through them to the ski resort. “I finished it.” “Then, I don’t know, try to sleep or something.” “I can’t sleep, Johnny, I’m too wired. I can’t read, can’t watch the scenery out...
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“Never?” I asked. Charlie pressed his lips into a thin line and raised his eyebrows. “Nope, not once.” “How come?” “Long story.” I leaned forward over the table, hands clasped over my coffee mug. “But you’ve been married for nearly as long as I’ve been alive! How can you have never had oral sex?” “It’s complicated.” “And you’ve never contemplated, you know, having an affair?” ...
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Oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck! I didn’t… I wasn’t… How did I get myself into these situations? I peeked through the blinds at the scene outside the office. At least three police cars were now parked outside with their doors open like shields, armed police arrayed around them. Actually armed , like, with guns! I’d never even seen a real gun before today. “Release the girl and come out with...
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Dark, scary graveyard or safe, well lit road? Which route to take home seemed like a clear cut choice but the shortcut through the grave yard was so much quicker. Oh screw it! What could possibly go wrong? I pushed open the gate and started along the path. The full moon climbed high in the sky casting an ethereal glow to light my way, bright enough to cast shadows. The summer night was...
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Not asked for Not looked for But found none the less Unique new joy No gap in my life to fill But now I know there will Be a gap without you I know you feel it too Faith given Trust given Always understood How far to go Eyes open in the morning Already I’m yearning To greet the day and share Whatever I find there Heartbeats race Thoughts race So warm deep inside Drunk on you sir ...
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One sad little box and a card containing some of the most insincere messages ever written; that was all I would take with me when I left. And, even then, only as far as the nearest bin. After eight years I would leave this company with nothing, and only look back to flip them the finger on my way out the door. The box full of accumulated desk crap sat by the door to my private office. Meanwhile...
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