Thursday, September 30, 2010

Making friends...

I have been having a great time linking up with members of the Writing Mafia group on LinkedIn.  It's nice to see how many friendly and open-minded people there are "out there".  I am honoured to be linked with each of them, and have been enjoying reading blogs and profiles galore.

I thank each and everyone of you, and hope you enjoy learning about me and my work as much as I have enjoyed learning about yours.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why Erotica?

Thanks to all of you for so many kind words.  I am pleased to have brought a little entertainment, and maybe even scandal, to you.

I have been asked why I write erotica.
The fact is - I really enjoy it, and if you really enjoy doing something, then why don't you do it?

What surprised me about writing erotica was the number of women who are doing it!
Like many people, I thought that erotica was the domain of male writers, and that it was mainly deemed to be a form of "literary pornography"!

How wrong could I be??

The majority of erotica writers I have encountered, as well as the editors and publishers, have been female, and that has made it so much more interesting and stimulating for me.  The female POV (Point-of-View) is so much more sensual to me than the male, and female writers seem to have less hang-ups when describing the physical and emotional states of their characters in their tales than males writers do.  Males tend to approach erotica from the physical gratification POV, while females seem to focus more on the need and how it is satisfied.

Disagree?  Share your POV by leaving a comment below.

I look forward to sharing with you all for a long time to come.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back to Business...

I just submitted my latest short story - What Renzo Sees Next - to Every Night Erotica for consideration.  It's really good to see how many authors they now have, and how many stories they have in the pipeline.  I just hope I don't have to wait too long for my latest offering to turn up in our readers' Inboxes!

Now I am starting work on the third part of the "Renzo" tales, although I may submit some others I have in mind and progress.  Lots in the pipeline, as well as the major "novels" I am working on.

I call them novels, although they are all mainly based on actual events.  You're always told to "write from what you know", and that's exactly what I'm doing.

I'll keep you all posted!


Friday, September 24, 2010

The Stories So Far...

For those of you who don't already know, I've pretty much started my writing career in a genre I would never have dreamed of being a part of but, now that I am, I'm finding it so much fun, and distinctly a turn on!

So far, I have been lucky enough to have four erotic short stories published on the Every Night Erotica website.

I know!!!  EROTICA!!!
Who would have thought it?!!

Anyway, if you like, you can read these published stories by following the links below:

Dining Out Tonight
Glass Floor Benefits
What Renzo Sees
Coming Aboard

The funny thing about Dining Out is that it was supposed to be Dining In Tonight, but I screwed up the title when submitting it!  LOL

I am currently working on 8 new stories for Every Night Erotica, as well as some longer works for a number of Erotica anthologies.  I'll keep you posted on my progress, and success or otherwise.

Have a read, and leave a comment.  Let me know whether you enjoyed the tales, or, if not, what you didn't like about them.


And it's off we jolly well go!

Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Many welcomes, yes.  Welcome, Ashen White, to the world of the blog.  And welcome to you, kind reader, for taking a little of your busy time to view my humble scribblings.

And what kind of blog will this be?

A little of everything, I fancy.  Maybe the mad ramblings of a struggling writer, detailing the long or (hopefully) short road to success.  Or the constructive criticisms (a.k.a. "The Whines") derived from the day-to-day experiences - the pleasures, the pains, the people and places - that add grist to the mill of the writer's soul.

I look forward to entertaining you all, and in stirring your emotions and imaginations, and in reading your feedback and comments.

They say writing can be a lonely profession, but, sharing mine with you all will make it less so for me.

So, once again, welcome!

Ashen White