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Secretlit777
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:23:16 PM

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I have a few new story series in the works, but I have a question on how to organize them.

1. If I have a really long drawn out story that has not reached a sex part yet should I make it an extremely long story or post it as non-erotic and start chapter 2 with sex?

Thanks for the future responses. I also am always looking for editor"S". I want my work to be thoroughly reviewed.

I also can lend a hand at editing.


Always willing to edit, just shoot me a message.
nicola
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:53:30 PM

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Readers tend to lose interest in long stories, unless they are exceedingly well written. With that in mind, you should make sure there's at least some love interest (not necessarily sex) going on, to hook the reader into wanting to bookmark it / read consequent chapters.

Stories are rejected programmatically, if much over 10,000 words, so you will need to make sure your Chapters are shorter than that.
overmykneenow
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:37:15 AM

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The story doesn't need sex to be erotic but what will you use as the hook to make the readers come back? Investment in the characters? Unresolved sexual tension? Good luck with that, it's a worthy goal but it's a tough ask. Readers have a lot a choice and they have favourite authors, they also only have limited time. Why should they bother committing to a long drawn out series by you?

Maybe start with some short, self-contained stories to develop interest in your writing.



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Why not read some stories instead

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RumpleForeskin
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:31:19 AM

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Sage advice from, Nicola aka: She Who Must Be Obeyed and Brother Kneeno. Somewhere on this very same forum should be some less sage advice from moi title, How To Be a Happy Hooker, which goes on about openings and hooks along with examples by some reputable writers.

Welcome to SS and best of luck.

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nicola
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:32:34 PM

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This stickied thread about being a happy hooker, should be read by all.

One of the best articles ever written on the subject of drawing in your readers.
RumpleForeskin
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:00:43 PM

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Check's in the mail, boss, honest. ;)

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Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords. - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Feels So Right, It Can't Be WrongMore steamy, seductive, straight step-sibling sex, 2-3

FROM:
Becky -- FOR: Matt -- With Love:
a Festive contest winner – honest

HOW HUMANS DO IT: a fish-eye view of sex an Editor's Pick - no kidding
nicola
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:41:00 PM

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Did Alan finally clear his bar bill? How come you are so flush all of a sudden?

The rent is due today as well, don't forget!
RumpleForeskin
Posted: Friday, March 01, 2013 8:35:16 AM

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Nic, I have it on very shakey authority that Brother Martini is trying to negotiate a bar tab consolodation loan with his cousin, 'Sluggo' Scargiva, a leading loan official at the Saprano Bank of Nutly, NJ.

As for the rent on, Rumplations, well, it should be in the mail. ;)

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords. - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Feels So Right, It Can't Be WrongMore steamy, seductive, straight step-sibling sex, 2-3

FROM:
Becky -- FOR: Matt -- With Love:
a Festive contest winner – honest

HOW HUMANS DO IT: a fish-eye view of sex an Editor's Pick - no kidding
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