Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 08 Sep 2014 05:56

I think this one fits how I feel at the moment, pretty well actually...

Topic How much emphasis do you place on your story's readability?
Posted 06 Sep 2014 11:40

I don't think anyone will have to run to a dictionary while reading one of my stories...if that answers your question...

Topic I've had taken down
Posted 01 Sep 2014 11:26

Fine job there Liz...

Topic Free online writing course starting the month of September...
Posted 22 Aug 2014 10:22

How Writers Write Fiction is a free online writing course open to anybody who wants to learn the techniques of effective fiction writing. The six-week course, sponsored by the University of Iowa’s “Open Courses” initiative at, will be taught and led by both Christopher Merrill, WP Director and University of Iowa Professor of English, and R. Clifton Spargo, author of Beautiful Fools and Professor of Creative Writing at Wittenberg University. The professors, along with other successful authors, will deliver a variety of information, discussions and feedback on how writers create and hone the ongoing perfection of their skill. The course runs from Monday, September 29th to Monday, November 10th. Participants can access the course online at their convenience, at any time and from any location. Each week the moderators will spur new discussions, provide live feedback, organize live video fiction workshops, and offer skill-building exercises.

How Writers Write Fiction

Topic Rowanvale books
Posted 21 Aug 2014 07:40

Btw...if you ever have a question about the legitimacy of a publisher, check this site...they're sort of a writer "watch dog" group, or something...

Writer Beware

I just did a search for "Rowanvale" and nothing came, that's a good thing...

There's another group like Writer Beware, I just can't of the name at the's still early here, I believe I need more coffee...

Topic Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction...
Posted 21 Aug 2014 07:34

My friend Kristen Lamb is almost always full of great advice, probably why she has over 37k followers...and this little blog post may be of interest to quite a few writer friends here...

Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction

Topic The mother of all links to Style Guides...
Posted 20 Aug 2014 17:37

This is the mother of guides to online style guides, citation guides, and other useful tools from universities and other websites
around the world. It has dozens of links to style guides, reference guides, formatting information and more. Huge!

informED - Style Guides: MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago

Topic A list of resources concerning plagiarism...
Posted 20 Aug 2014 17:05

I know this is always a concern for authors, here and elsewhere...and believe me, I've been a victim many a time myself...

Lots of good resources on understanding, preventing, avoiding, and detecting plagiarism...

informED - Plagiarism

Topic Stealing content
Posted 07 Aug 2014 16:09

For you guys:

Sorry I don't have time to do more. I used to, until it thoroughly depressed me as to how rife it is, and impossible to contain .

Yep...I'm sure I've said it before, since this topic has come up quite a number of own attitude that I've adopted, being someone with quite a number of stories and poems out there on the net over the last few year is that I don't bother to do anything if someone steals something of mine and posts it on a free site...

If they're using something of mine to make publishing it in a book or whatever...then I do something, and take whatever actions required...

Otherwise, you really can find yourself spending a lot of time on this stuff, along with the aggravation that goes along with it...and frankly, it's not worth it...there are better things you can be doing with your time as an author as far as promoting your work...or, God forbid, actually writing for that matter...

And trust me on'll see this stuff just coming up more and more the longer you're a writer with stuff out there on the net...

Topic Stealing content
Posted 06 Aug 2014 13:39

(my words weren't "kind" BTW - they were pissed)


Just talking about that over in a Facebook group...if you do a search of that e-mail, you'll find that it's this person...

Radhi Sha

Here's her mug shot, or whatever...

**Image removed by moderator.**

Topic The Blue Site (Stories Space)!
Posted 05 Aug 2014 18:44

I only recently found out about Stories Space and now there seems to be this Spanish Lush. So I was wondering how many variations on Lush there are and what does the family tree look like. Which was the first site? When did it start? And so on.

I can probably answer that...

1. Lush Stories...December, 2006

2. Historias Lush - Spanish language erotica...February, 2010

3. Stories Space - Non-erotic written stuff...July, 2010

4. Lush Publishing - Quality erotic eBooks, reasonably priced...August, 2012 I believe...

That's all I know about anyway, though I believe that's it...if Nic has anything else going on, she hasn't told me anyway...hope that helps...Regaeman Man

Topic The Blue Site (Stories Space)!
Posted 04 Aug 2014 23:17

Yeah, I've been over there a while as well...and believe it or not, I actually work there...though admittedly it's hard to tell as of late...

And yeah, we'll take most anything that might not fit over here, and a few things that do, like love poems, for instance...anyway, if you can remember my name here, you can probably find me easy enough over there...

Stories Space - DirtyMartini

Btw, there are quite a few members on both sites, as well as a few members here on all three Lush, if you have a favorite writer over here you can't get enough of, try doing a search over on the blue site for their just never know...some of the more popular authors here, Rachel Spriteness, Pete Piquet, Ashleigh, and a bunch others are most definitely over there...

And btw...I'm still under the old name on the other red site, which is Spanish language erotica for anyone interested, and they have a cool forum even if you don't speak the language, and this page may or may not bring back memories for some here...looks like my page when I started here five years ago, pretty much anyway...

Historias Lush - Exakta66

Damn...I've been on Historias so long my story Recuperacion Sexual is actually the first love story posted on the site...

Lisa did a search one time, and noted that there were four people on the site longer than me...and one of them was Gav...anyway, yeah...check that one out too when you get a chance...

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 28 Jul 2014 13:32

Does look like a good reason to roast marshmallows, if you ask me...

Topic Bacon how do you like it?
Posted 19 Jul 2014 01:09

This sounds a bit kinky, if you ask me...just sayin'

Topic A YouTube channel, and site about Grammar than might be of interest to some here...
Posted 15 Jul 2014 14:49

A YouTube channel about Grammar than might be of interest to some here...appropriately enough called GrammarREVOLUTION ...

Check it out my grammar loving friends...

YouTube - GrammarREVOLUTION

They also have a Facebook page, with daily grammar type hints and stuff...

English Grammar REVOLUTION

And actually they have a website, and a bunch of other stuff...

English Grammar REVOLUTION - Learning Grammar Can Be Fun

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 15 Jul 2014 10:28

Alright, somebody was talking about plagiarism the other day, and I mentioned that I usually don't bother unless someone uses one of my pieces for commercial idiot has been sort of annoying me the last few years, using my poem "We Started As Friends" on his "being a good Mormon" site...he has ignored my requests, so I decided to fill out all the crap that Wordpress requires...let's see how this goes...this is what I got back from them earlier...and yeah, it's a lot of work...they make you fill out a fairly lengthy electronic form, and cite the copyright Nos. and the like...this is what it looks like...but, the poem is down from the offending site now, so yeah...progress...

12:10 PM (1 hour ago)

to me
> Email Address:
> First Name: Alan
> Last Name: Jankowski
> Company Name: n/a
> Phone Number: 8484671425
> Address: 169 N. Stevens Ave. #6
> City: South Amboy
> Country: n/a
> State: New Jersey
> Copyright holder you represent (if other than yourself):
> Offending URLs:
> Original materials:
> I believe that's what I just did above...
> The poem appears in my book btw...LOC: 1-813775133
> Copyright holder:
> Description of original materials:
> It is my poem "We Started As Friends" with the title changed...everything else he kept the same, as you can is a link to my poem on a poetry site, you can see it was added by me months before he posted it...
> The poem appears in my book btw...LOC: 1-813775133
> Third party links:
> n/a
> Signature (legally binding): Alan W. Jankowski
> Signed on this date: 2014-07-13 19:30:42

Hi there,

Your DMCA Notice has been received and reviewed for completeness.

In accordance with the requirements set forth by the DMCA, we have disabled access to the allegedly infringing material. Please note that we have notified the user who uploaded the material to provide them an opportunity to formally challenge this removal. We will notify you immediately If the user submits a counter-notice.

Thank you,

Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 15 Jul 2014 01:23

They definitely need something anyway...

Posted 15 Jul 2014 01:20

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Topic Yeah you look ok... but your collarbones are too high
Posted 10 Jul 2014 18:00

Oh god, now I have to worry about collarbone placement, too?? WTF??? sad3

I wouldn't exactly lose sleep over it if I were you...just sayin'

Topic Being Bi Polar
Posted 10 Jul 2014 17:49

Not sure it's any consolation, but I know quite a few people who are bi-polar...and writers tend to be notorious for suffering multiple mental illnesses, to the point where you might think it's a requirement...and a number of my bi-polar friends freely admit to not wanting to be medicated, because they enjoy the manic phases so much...nobody particularly cares for the come down though...

And how do you not realize that you broke your back, if I may ask? Just curious...dontknow

Topic How many women out there practice Kegel exercises daily, hourly?
Posted 10 Jul 2014 17:39

Kegels are good for men too.

Yes...and I don't realize there were people who thought otherwise...

Mayo Clinic - Kegel exercises for men: Understand the benefits

Topic Beating Depression
Posted 10 Jul 2014 17:33

DBT Programs can help. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. If you have never heard of it, please take a few minutes to look it up and see if it's something you would be a fit for.

Yeah, personally, I find that CBT/DBT stuff easier said than done...basically, the whole premise is that it's all about how you look at I said, easier said than done...

Here's an article someone posted earlier over on FB, and I thought it might be of interest to some on this site...not positive I have it in the right thread, but feel free to move it...

Sexual orientation and mental health: results from a community survey of young and middle-aged adults

Topic What do you do to stay fit?
Posted 10 Jul 2014 17:28

I heard it works great on cupcakes and brownies too btw...

Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 09 Jul 2014 00:24

Something don't look quite right here to me...just can't place what it is at the moment...Regaeman Man

Topic Squirting in nearly every story
Posted 08 Jul 2014 01:15

Is the squirting described sensationally? Like across the room or something nonsensical like that? Or is it described as gushing or really wet? The latter is more realistic.

Really? I always thought it was like this...damn, now you tell me...

Btw...I don't think any of the gals in my stories are actual squirters...but, I really can't remember...Regaeman Man

Topic How would you turn a woman on without touching her tits, ass or pussy?
Posted 08 Jul 2014 01:08

If you really want to turn on a woman without touching her, you can always whip it out...your credit card, that is...

Topic Prefer females with pierced or unpierced nipples? Men only answer please
Posted 08 Jul 2014 01:01

Unpierced...really don't want anything that might chip my teeth...

Topic The Hot Ebony Chick Thread
Posted 07 Jul 2014 21:55

I just sort of stumbled across this whole Tumblr thingy btw...

I Love Black Women

Topic Are there any American actors who can do a convincing English accent?
Posted 06 Jul 2014 05:19

Speaking of American vs. English's a pretty accurate description of the whole subject...

Topic Happy 4th July weekend everyone!
Posted 04 Jul 2014 14:26

I figured I'd just sort of bump this thread, since I didn't see a more recent one...apparently July 4th only comes around every five years or so here on Lush...

Anyway...just wanted to wish all my fellow USA types a Happy July 4th ...and be safe out there, no matter what you do...Regaeman Man