About Rawiya71
Biography

I am an EROTICA WRITER who pens a great deal of fan fiction about my favorite band DURAN DURAN. I also write a lot of gay/bi stories as well. I am happily married with two young children. I also freelance for FourteenG.net

Name:
Sharita Lira
Sex:
Female 
Age:
42
Sign:
Capricorn
Relationship Status:
Married
Location:
Chicago, United States
Interests:
Writing, Computers, Music, Sex
Favorite Books:
Anne Rice, Zane, just about any smutty, dirty book! *grin*
Favorite Movies:
Right now, Inglorious Bastards, Alice (New), Interview with a Vampire, Sugartown, Silence of the Lambs, 200 Cigarettes, Jawbreaker mostly b movies. Gay movies, (PORN)
Favorite Music:
DURAN DURAN METAL A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Website:
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Date Joined:
08 May 2010
Last Visit:
26 Mar 2011 (1203 days ago)
Page Viewed:
2,695 times
Friends:
15
Followers:
2
Days in Chat:
0
Forum Posts:
28
Stories:
5
Badges:
1
Latest Forum Posts
Topic: Tips for publishing a book for retail
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 20:05

I wouldn't use Lulu. They do have a free option for self-publishing, but their business model is geared heavily towards getting authors to pay for publication.

I've already published with Excessica, but they seem to be snowed under with submissions at the moment. Smashwords is a good alternative. You can self-publish what you want, set the price, etc. Not a gateway to fame and fortune, but better than paying somebody to do what you can actually do yourself for free.

I was going to say Smashwords as well. Self pub should be the absolute last route. There are so many good publishers out there. I would say also just do a search on publishers. Do small sub calls for anthologies while you are waiting for someone to take your novel.

Writing.com is also another good site where there are forums, and you can add your stories in for others to rate and comment. They have groups with contests etc. I mean, there are many avenues but you must take baby steps before going for bigger ones.

LOL to the person who said XOXO. They are one of my publishers...

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Topic: Romance Publishers / Advice
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 19:54

Here is a good link, and a useful site with a newsletter, etc...
http://www.erotica-readers.com/ERA/G/Call_For_Submissions.htm
The requirements are often very specific, sometimes they will not accept anything previously published, including on sites like this...

That is my fave writers group.

You might also look on Goodreads. They have some excellent forums on getteing published as well as the yahoo loops. Look up writers, writing erotica, etc.

Topic: writing as the opposite gender
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 19:47

One of my editors is offering a Male POV course. I am thinking of taking it. He says I don't need it but I would like to do it just so my gay erotica will not sound too girly... ;)

I am just a natural romantic... I like my /m hot, sensual and emotional...

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Topic: writing as the opposite gender
Posted: 18 Jan 2011 10:14

I write a as gay man pretty often... I find it fun to change genders when writing...

Topic: Lush authors who are published
Posted: 15 Jan 2011 07:30

It was not meant to toot own own horn, I was interested to see how many on here are published at houses.

Please feel free to remove the thread if need be.

And btw, my links dont work and I'm over 20...

Topic: Readers...More emotion or SEX
Posted: 05 Jan 2011 12:03

Make me believe it. The story I mean and the characters. I want to see them in my mind. I want to "feel" what they're feeling. One author on site actually was gifted enough to make me choke/tear up when reading his story. Read any good book that's been published in the real world and you'll get an idea of it. Stephan king, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Holden Caulfield, etc. "The devil is in the details."

Now that is awesome. I hope to be able to move my readers like that...

Topic: Readers...More emotion or SEX
Posted: 05 Jan 2011 12:02

I would put in some pent-up tension adn emotions that leads up to the sex. i would like to know what the characters are thinking and how they arrive to a certain point in teh story. I'm both a writer and reader, so I want to connect with the people, eventhough they're figments fo someone's imagination.

I totally agree! I love stories with as much tension as possible so that when and if they get together, the sex is a lot hotter . hello1

Topic: Readers...More emotion or SEX
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 16:21

hello1

Greetings,

What kind of stories are more of a turn on... More sexual or more emotional stories with lots of tension before sex?
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Long time no see missy - I missed you. Happy new year girly! Where the hell you been hiding!
I'd say seen as ain't heard from you for months; emotion definatly! evil4

@Honey Hey hon, been writing like a mad woman!

Good to see you too. I'll try to be more visible.

@Sprite, I hear you. I definitely want to connect with my characters. The same goes for when I read. If I dont like the characters in the tale, I usually lose interest n the book.

Topic: Lush authors who are published
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 16:18

Someone pulled you up for linking to our largest online competitor, you're painting a totally different picture there.

Did not mean to, only wondered why there was not a thread like they had on that site.

Topic: Readers...More emotion or SEX
Posted: 31 Dec 2010 14:26

You can go about with only one or the other, but how you explain the actions and details, as well as the flow of the words and imagery used is what makes or breaks a good story. I think giving the characters personality makes for a much better story than just, "Here is bob, bob finds sally hot, so one day at a party they were alone and decided to have sex" I find some stories on Lush sloppy and honestly not worth being compared to ones that are actually deserving of recognition for being good.

Still we all have varying opinions.



I totally agree with you. Since I am an author, I wonder what the readers here would like to see more of. I have a few ideas that I wpuld like to expound on, so I am polling the readers here to see what would be of interest to them.

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Stories Published By Rawiya71
Out in Left Field

Out in Left Field Chapter One “Fuckin hell!” I screamed as I looked in my locker for my deodorant. I was sure that I had brought some in my bag but much to my chagrin, I had forgotten it. The wrong time to do so too considering I had a date with a hot girl, Irene, from London. I met her after one of our matches last week. As I was going under the tunnel, she yelled out my name asking...

Added 27 Oct 2010 | Category Gay Male | Votes 7 | Avg Score 4.14 | Views 11,463 | 2 Comments

The Apprentice

The Apprentice Michael Mandrake Copyright July 2009 All Rights Reserved The damn alarm clock rang and I turned over to shut it off. Time is seven o’clock and I had to get up after having a long night. I wish I could stay in bed with my lovely girlfriend Sasha; light brown eyes, long black hair, elongated cocoa colored body with curves in all the rights spots. I got stiff just...

Added 25 Oct 2010 | Category Gay Male | Votes 15 | Avg Score 4.53 | Views 10,395 | 5 Comments

Paint a Picture of Dominance

Painting a Picture of Dominance By :Blmorticia “I’m missing you honey. I can’t wait to get back and make love to you.” “I know, baby, but it’s only been one night.” “Yeah, one lonely night,” he said. Distracted, I looked at our wedding photo on my desk. Here I was, at home because I had a deadline to meet while he was enjoying a trip to England to visit family. As I listened...

Added 24 May 2010 | Category Bisexual | Votes 4 | Avg Score 4.5 | Views 3,063 | 3 Comments

Pulled Over

Pulled Over By: Blmorticia *Renee's thoughts ###Dream sequence Seemingly, it took all night for the lights to go dim. I had sat through three bands I didn’t much care about waiting for the "boys" from Soul Metal to come on. Unfortunately, I was the only one out of my circle of friends that attended the show. The other ladies were tied down with baby issues and work. So here I am,...

Added 22 May 2010 | Category Exhibitionism | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,695 | 3 Comments

Body Heat

Body Heat Blmorticia "Fuck!" David exclaimed as he unpacked our suitcase. "What’s wrong, love?" "I left the extra blankets at home on the table," he said with anger still in his voice. "Don't worry babe, I’ll keep you warm, besides what's better than body heat?" I said in a devilish tone. He cracked a smile and went back to unpacking our things. We had just come from my...

Added 21 May 2010 | Category Gay Male | Votes 9 | Avg Score 3.89 | Views 7,195 | 3 Comments

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Posted: 14 Feb 2011 05:47
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Posted: 10 Jun 2010 09:54
Hi Sharita, Thanks for adding me.
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Posted: 27 May 2010 10:39
Thanks for the add fellow DD fan!

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