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I'm a 66 year old freelance writer/photographer living in beautiful upstate New York. I've been an active freelance photographer for over fifty years and an active freelance writer for over thirty-five years. I'm happily married with three grown children and seven beautiful grand kids. I also share my mountain top retreat with seven cats.

Jerry Walch
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Westerlo, New York, United States


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Topic: How did you get started writing erotica?
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 08:08

Back in the days when the Writer's Bug bit me, online publishing was still a great distance in the future. To write for publication meant only one thing, to write for the print media. I wanted to write serious nonfiction. I wanted to write articles on science, auto mechanics, electricity, electronics, photography, etc. I wanted to have those articles published in mainstream publications but breaking into those markets was almost impossible for an unknown writer with no published clips. I bought Writer's Market, I sent out queries; I submitted articles on speculation, with no success. Editors answered my queries asking for clips. My over the transom manuscripts came back with polite rejection slips. Then, one day, a friend suggested that I write about sex and sexual fantasies for all the "Real Letter" magazines that were just starting to pop up all over the place. I did and I sold four out every five submissions. Back then erotica was the easiest genre for a new writer to break into. That was over thirty-five years ago. I haven't written erotica for money in over thirty years now. Today I write in my chosen genres for both online publishers as well as for print publications. Today I write erotica simply because I enjoy writing it.

Today I also write erotica because it's a way for me to express my feelings about the way society perceives human sexuality. I have always felt that what ever gives two or people pleasure and causes no one harm is good for them and should be no ones business except their own. Many years ago, a very wise college professor told us during a Psych 101 lecture that no one can legislate human sexuality and that no one should have the right to try.

I would love to hear how you started writing erotica and why you write erotica today. Post your answers here, or, if it's too personal for everyone to read, send me a direct message and I'll respond in like manner.

Topic: Is there any need for the "bold" button on the story submission page?
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 07:37

Formatting text in bold serves no real purpose in fiction. The success of a short story depends on the author's ability to write effective description. The success of a short story depends on a writer's ability to create believable action. The success of a short story depends on a writer's ability to write life like dialog. Putting lackluster description, weak action scenes, and stilted dialog in bold doesn't make it sparkle. Bold, underlining, Italics, etc have their place but it's in the nonfiction genres, not in fiction. As a professional freelance writer specializing in the technical genres, I use them all but I forget that those formatting options are even options when I write fiction. When writing fiction let your words and sentence structure do the story telling. When you're tempted to click on BOLD, ask yourself this question, "What did writers do before the word processor when all they had was a typewriter? Did they backspace type over the same word a dozen times to give their words emphasis or did they depend on their skill as a wordsmith to choose the right words and then use them in a way that gave them power?

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The Houston Flea Market Encounter

Authors note: This story is different than any of my other stories or series. Although almost all of my stories contain some element(s) of an actual event in my earlier life, this story is completely true except for the names of the characters. As they used to say on the old TV series, Dragnet , the names have been changed to protect the innocent. These events took place in the...

Added 28 Oct 2009 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 7 | Avg Score 4.86 | Views 5,405

Sex and the Working Girl 1 My Office Husband

There comes a time in every married girls life when all the excitement goes out of her sex life and she starts to think about having an affair. That's what all my older and wiser married girlfriends told me when I married Todd twenty years ago. I smiled and nodded as they told me that but I never dreamed it would happen to me but it did. It didn't happen suddenly over the twenty years...

Added 27 Oct 2009 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 16 | Avg Score 4.56 | Views 29,018 | 3 Comments

A Turned on Minister's Wife: Going All The Way

  For the first time in my life, I was really looking forward to going to church. My encounter with Bob and Sally had given worshiping a whole new meaning for me. For the first time in my life, I had experienced a taste of heaven while sitting in church. Just thinking about what Bob had done with Sally and me while my husband preached fire and brimstone from the pulpit had me...

Added 22 Oct 2009 | Category Group Sex | Votes 10 | Avg Score 4.7 | Views 18,080 | 2 Comments

A Turned On Minister's Wife: In the Beginning

  Contrary to popular belief all preacher wives aren't sexually repressed prudes. Quite to the contrary, most of us are very horny ladies because our husbands have some pretty weird and unnatural ideas where sexual gratification is concerned. Most of them have the misinformed idea that God gave us sex for reproduction only and to enjoy having sex is sinful. I mean, get real. If...

Added 21 Oct 2009 | Category Group Sex | Votes 17 | Avg Score 4.71 | Views 18,117 | 3 Comments

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