About WannabeWordsmith

Biography

Not big, not clever, just determined.

Name:
WannabeWordsmith
Sex:
Male 
Relationship Status:
Married
Orientation:
Straight
Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Local Time:
24 Jun 2017 15:03
Favorite Authors:
Douglas Adams, David Thorne, Louise Voss & Mark Edwards, James Herbert, Lee Child, Simon Kernick.
Favorite Movies:
The Usual Suspects, Primer, Se7en, Arlington Road, 15 Minutes, Memento, A Scanner Darkly, Inception, Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, Ronin, Children of Men, V for Vendetta, The Matrix, Fight Club, Sin City, Sophie Scholl, The Lives of Others, Dead Man's Shoes, Run Lola Run, Head On, Weekend at Bernie's.
Favourite TV Shows:
Breaking Bad, X-Files, Still Game, Spaced, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Black Books, Green Wing, My Name is Earl, Scrubs, 24, Flight of the Conchords, Yes (Prime) Minister.
Favorite Music:
Frank Turner, The Prodigy, Muse, Eminem, The Beatles, Noisia, Knife Party, Cheryl Crow, Morcheeba, Enigma, Portishead, Rimsky-Korsakov, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, early Linkin Park, drum 'n bass, breakbeat, dubstep... anything that is engineered well, makes a statement and sounds good loud.

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Topic: How serious do you take your story. Or if you're a reader how serious do you want the story to be?
Posted: 13 Jun 2017 14:50

Most of my stuff starts life with a "moment" or a single line / description that just pops in my head. Mostly mundane things that I try to glamorise. The "wouldn't it be cool if..." thing. I then work out from there. Sometimes that moment is the start. Sometimes I stretch out in both directions to set that moment up and deliver payoff. So, yeah, I try to make plot matter and take writing seriously. But hopefully not too seriously so the story disappears up its own arse in symbolism. Sometimes a situation works and is effortless and rewarding, other times it's bloody frustrating to finish it or just doesn't work as a concept so I'll drop it.

I make no bones about the fact that Puddleduck and Browncoffee and Saucymh and Jen and RavenStar and a whole host of amazing authors here write stuff that makes my jaw drop when I read it. It's not just porn for porn's sake ('came home and my step-sister was in the shower, well, I always fancied her so I fucked her and she came fifty-eight times because I've got a ten foot cock, the end'), it's getting behind the minds that create situations. The believability of the situation plays a huge part in that, without the author feeling the need to start the story with "This is a true story that really happened to me, it did, honest."

Like a good horror flick, some of the best erotic stories here, imo, leave a lot of gratuitous detail out and lead you to it in your head. I'm not there yet, but I'm a wannabe.

Topic: What's your writing practice?
Posted: 03 Jun 2017 15:21

I tend to write in the evenings, only because the rest of the day is taken up with day things. But I tend to write better stuff earlier when I'm fresher, if I ever get the chance. And only when inspired. If I'm not in the mood, I won't force it. That's one reason I churn out a piece every six months and could probably never write for a living.

Mostly I work in silence on a word processor. Sometimes the cats join in. The other reason for my sporadic output is because of this crappy habit of writing stuff one day, then instead of continuing where I left off the next day, I'll go back and reread what I wrote and end up changing a boatload of stuff. By the time I've done that, I'll get to where I was the day before, write two sentences and that'll be it. Then repeat the next day: reread, edit, add little or no more content. Repeat for a week or so. Then suddenly have a flash of inspiration and knock out the remainder of the story in one evening. Then edit the entire piece for a month or two, hack out the cruft, embellish the embellishable, tighten dialogue and descriptions, over and over until I'm sick of it. Then, either publish and hope, or ditch the piece and start over with something else.

Yeah, I need a new workflow.

I do find that mundane tasks help my mind freewheel. That's one blessing with not have a dishwasher: some of my best story arcs have become clear in my head while washing the dishes.

Topic: Interacting with your audience
Posted: 14 May 2017 15:33

If a reader has put the effort into trawling through my story and it moved them to make a comment, I try to respond in kind in the public space. Don't know if many appreciate the random anecdotes about my writing process that stem from their comment, but I sometimes dish it out anyway.

It's great to receive feedback so I can improve and, as others have said, the comments mean more than the votes to me.

Topic: How do we feel about longer stories/novellas?
Posted: 12 May 2017 03:23

I write long-form, but rarely make a series (though I do have a recurring character). My preference is to wrap everything up in one story, despite lower readership numbers than shorter escapades. I tried writing Flash, but wasn't entirely satisfied with the outcome.

I love reading stories that are plot and character-driven. This is difficult to do well in shorter works, so I prefer longer stories or series that are well-written. If only I could make time to read them all...

Topic: Joining the badgers
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 15:01

Fans of fast cars and MILFs, or even MILFs locked in fast cars, should probably check out my latest collection of words, sentences, and paragraphs. The Hard Drive follows the plight of a stunt driver by day doing "one last heist" by night that goes a bit wrong. Throw in some money, a car, diamonds, sex, a car, a horny 16-year-old, and did I mention a car? Et voila.

If I say any more I'd be giving too much away, so just go read it. Thanks in advance when you do.

Topic: Votes only with comments - a polite request for your thoughts
Posted: 06 Apr 2017 01:37

I'm not a fan of forced commenting. Sometimes I'll read an excellent story and write a comment immediately, then add a score afterwards (because comments don't refresh the entire page, but scores do). If my proposed score then pops up a box asking for a comment, well, I've already left one so I cancel the score: no point writing a second comment for the sake of it. Plus, I don't like the popup comments box as it's not very conducive to writing longer comments: you have to scroll too much to read it back.

<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/my2cents.gif" alt="My 2 cents">

Topic: Competition Story Winners
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 17:03

As one of the top three in the On the Road competition, I'd love to say I'm well placed to answer this, but I'm not. However...

What characteristics are present in winning stories, compared to the rest?

Liz pretty much nailed it. The whole package. A well-conceived plot and character development seem to factor highly, especially where a story uses the characters and situations to drive the sex rather than a story where the setup is just the sex. I feel I'm gradually improving at plot, but if you want character development, don't read my stuff (nobody learns much!), go read puddleduck, or browncoffee, or RavenStar, or Jen, or Milik_the_Red, or Verbal, or Burquette, or, ... well pretty much anyone else in the top 10 of the competitions.

What styles of writing are favored, and what are disliked?

There isn't a template. I know some people dislike the way I write. Some people are okay with it. Some prefer quirky stories (hi, sprite!) while others prefer densely layered pieces. Preferences vary wildly. That's why there are many judges from across the spectrum of authors here to make things fair and provide balance. I've scratched my head at some of the top three, as I'm sure some will do if they read mine, because it's not to everyone's tastes.

to what degree does the writer's previous contributions here on Lush influence judging? Does a lot of work here help? Do high reader scores help?

None. I get pretty much consistently the same number of votes and comments each time I write something (probably because I write the same shit over and over, haha). I don't promote my work via spam, ever. I have one thread in the self-promotion topic. I don't work that hard here compared to some, but I do try and read as many stories as I can in the spare time I do have, and dedicate effort to helping others as best I can. My first few competition entries didn't even factor. Then I scraped the top ten, then crept higher, mid-table, bounced around a bit like Tottenham Hotspur. This time I hit the top three. Next time I'll probably be mid-table again with the same amount of effort and similar scores. Ergo, previous entries, amount of work and votes don't matter. It's all on the content of the piece itself.

what other factors help make a winner?

Read, read read, then try, try, try.

has competition victory helped you promote yourself as an author?

Nope. I'm not going to change my ways. Well, okay, I'm posting in this topic area for the first time, but I won't cram my stories down people's throats. If someone stumbles across my work and likes it, or it's recommended by word of mouth, brilliant. I'm grateful for every reader, even those who have the guts to say why they don't particularly care for something I write, as long as it's constructive. I'll still continue to read and comment on as many other stories as my limited time allows, because I like the way this site is run, its focus on quality, and I like the diversity of styles represented. There are some authors here that rival professionally-published works, and I'm proud to be part of it all. For me, the competitions are a bit of fun on the side and a way to find new authors and styles of writing that I wouldn't normally try.

Topic: Joining the badgers
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 03:02

Toot toot!

That's the sound of my own horn, because my competition entry Worth the Risk has just come runner-up in the On the Road competition against some seriously awesome other stories. I'm so thrilled that I had to share the link again.

And if you haven't had time to check out puddleduck's winning entry and, in fact, the entire top ten , plus others that should have made it in there if there were more than ten spaces available, then now is the time to make amends. This competition brought out some fabulous creativity from aliens to ghosts to fashionistas to drug dealers and, of course, plenty of hitchhikers. Read, read, read...

Topic: Announcing the Winners of our, "On the Road" Story Competition
Posted: 13 Mar 2017 12:15

#W00t

What an amazing and unexpected surprise to place in the top three among such talent. I am honoured and proud. After puddleduck (a surefire winner), I thought browncoffee and Gillianleeeza or VirgoGo or Stormdog or, hell, any of the others in the top 10 had it wrapped up. I think I read pretty much all of them and really enjoyed everyone's take on the photo. Such an excellent idea for a competition.

Thank you especially to Nicola and all the judges, and of course anyone who reads, votes and comments on what I write. Although I write stories I like, without an audience to appreciate them, they'd be way less fun to dream up.

@browncoffee: I totally dedicate my success to you this time around. Without your entry, mine would have been less than half the story it turned out to be. Thank you for being awesome and inspiring me to do better. <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/bighugs.gif" alt="Big Hugs">

Topic: Add your homonyms, but no ad hominems
Posted: 05 Mar 2017 00:51

I see "too" and "to" confused a lot when moderating. Difficult to spot with a spell checker alone. "She thought he was going to fast." <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/eusa_doh.gif" alt="d&#39;oh!"> Stop eating? Really?

And for anyone stumbling upon this thread who has problems with stationery vs stationary, you buy station ery from a station er . Works for me every time.

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Stories Published By WannabeWordsmith All Stories »

The Hard Drive

I like women like my cars: expensive and dangerous. But the brunette hammering on the inside of the trunk lid of my 2015 Mustang GT was in a different class on both counts. Seemed like she was trying to outgun the pistons that raged a few feet ahead of me as I swerved around a beaten-up Honda and cut back in front, tires squealing, wipers on overdrive. Collateral is such an ugly term and I...

Added 18 Apr 2017 | Category MILF | Votes 14 | Avg Score 4.86 | Views 6,796 | 15 Comments

Editor's Pick Worth The Risk

Her thumb was out, but it wasn't the first thing Warren noticed. Had there been any other traffic besides his BMW on the tree-lined state highway, her figure would have stopped it. Honeyed hair, the same hue as the endless scorched road surface upon which he'd been travelling, tumbled down her back and brushed the exposed strip of midriff below the loose hem of her white vest top. Stunning....

Added 11 Feb 2017 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 23 | Avg Score 5 | Views 10,482 | 22 Comments

Editor's Pick Muff Nudge

"Next!" I called, more curtly than was professional. Nineteenth customer of the day can do that to a girl, not that I was counting. My calves ached beneath the cheap, gimmicky costume that was covered in other people's hair. Nobody in their right mind wanted their hair cut by an elf. It was stupid. And to cap it off, fucking Bieber bleated about love on the local station, like he was even...

Added 18 Dec 2016 | Category Quickie Sex | Votes 21 | Avg Score 5 | Views 14,606 | 18 Comments

The Zip

I don’t care what the narrow-minded villagers will call us. Kneeling before you in the sanctuary of your lilac bedroom, nothing else matters. My heart gallops, your vanilla scent dancing among other particles that somersault in the rays of sunlight streaming through the open window to strike your lithe physique. Wisps from the glowing caramel waterfall of your hair catch the breeze,...

Added 29 Oct 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.91 | Views 3,093 | 9 Comments

Anniversary need

Ever since you allowed me to go down on you, I've been smitten by your pussy. Especially when wet, like now. Ordinarily averse to “the 'C' word” the cuss falls freely from behind smudged lipstick as you beg me to introduce a third finger. It glides in easily, wetly, back and forth alongside the others, your breathing laboured. I adore it when you're out of control, eyes shut, cheeks...

Added 23 Aug 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.91 | Views 2,318 | 8 Comments

The Confession, 2065

I stand before you, the jury, accused of a heinous crime, and extend my apologies in advance if this account appears somewhat graphic. But I assure you the level of detail is necessary to provide context that will allow you to reach your verdict. First of all, yes, I did it. There's no escaping the fact. Nothing can undo the wrongs I have committed and there's little excuse for my...

Added 20 Aug 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 13 | Avg Score 4.92 | Views 1,374 | 10 Comments

Editor's Pick Exercising Restraint

I know you're in love with my curvy arse, especially the way my cheeks rise and fall in sequence with each revolution of the exercise bike pedals. The taut skin casts barely a ripple in the black yoga pants, save for the faint outline of my cotton knickers and the crease below each globe where their flawless contour joins my thighs. From your vantage point, sat at eye level with my peach, I...

Added 11 Aug 2016 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 8,685 | 11 Comments

Editor's Pick Reawakening Rebecca

The woman stared up from the recliner at the study's ceiling tiles, their geometry an irritating counterpoint to the tumbling thoughts beneath her silver bob. Consternation creased her exquisitely manicured eyebrows. "Surely one should not behave in such a manner, should one? It’s simply not proper." She brought cherry polished nails to one cheek and gave it an idle scratch. "At fifty-five,...

Added 15 Jul 2016 | Category Cheating | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 14,968 | 15 Comments

Recommended Read Timestones

I don't need reminding I'm different from the other kids, but they do it anyway, eroding my self-confidence like waves pounding the headland. Sure I wear black jeans, trench coat and eyeliner. Docs, not Converse. Trivium on my playlist over Bieber or Swift. But so what? Dad understands. Says I should live each day in the moment. Carve a niche in the world and to hell with what...

Added 09 Jun 2016 | Category Fantasy & Sci-Fi | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 2,205 | 13 Comments

Recommended Read Alone In Her Hotel Room

I'm standing alone. Another hotel room, another day away from you, courtesy of this fucking job. Tonight of all nights I loathe the dinner-for-one lifestyle and glass of Chablis. Well alright, half a bottle now: needs must. No, I want to be celebrating day three-hundred-and-sixty-five since we met, lost in your kisses, your hardness sawing inside me as passion engulfs our bodies and nothing...

Added 07 Feb 2016 | Category Masturbation | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 9,895 | 11 Comments

Friends Comments


browncoffee
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 01:23

Jen
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 15:24

sticks tongue out and cackles xxx

Buz
Posted: 19 May 2017 20:33

browncoffee
Posted: 27 Apr 2017 06:18
Lilly
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 22:05

Saucymh
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 10:35
ohhhh.... even the pictures I post go wrong LOL
Let's try that again...

Thank you x



Saucymh
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 10:32
Thank you x

Jen
Posted: 13 Mar 2017 15:21

browncoffee
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 01:10

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Posted: 01 Feb 2017 13:51

browncoffee
Posted: 03 Jan 2017 07:50

Saucymh
Posted: 31 Dec 2016 09:51

Wilful
Posted: 30 Dec 2016 16:27
Thanks for the great comment on Naughty or Nice. I really appreciate it. I hope you've had an awesome time over the holidays and wishing you all the best for the new year.

browncoffee
Posted: 28 Dec 2016 04:37
Hope you have a wonderful 2017! Happy new year!

Buz
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 09:24
Merry Christmas, Wordsmith!


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Posted: 20 Dec 2016 05:21

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Posted: 29 Oct 2016 13:55

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Posted: 16 Jul 2016 05:09
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