Size Matters

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Rachael’s Slippery Tip #2: Start small.

Writing porn is a shitload of fun! But, if you want to do it well, it can also be a lot of work. One problem I’ve seen many first time writers run into is that they’ve envisioned a sweeping erotic epic with a large cast of horny characters coupling and tripling up in an endless array of combinations, but when it comes to translating their opus into a real story they peter out a few pages into it. For your first couple of stories it’s important not to bite off more than you can chew (or, more appropriately for our purposes, don’t jerk off more than you can swallow).

When you’re starting out, think in terms of setting up a simple situation that leads to one good sex scene. Son walks in on mom masturbating with a dildo and offers to let her use his cock. Dad sneaks into daughter’s bedroom at night to jerk off on her face, but she wakes up and sucks daddy off. Sister doesn’t want to be the only virgin at school and gets her little brother to pop her cherry.

Nothing fancy, nothing too complicated, just a straight forward cause and effect situation. Keep the main action strictly between two characters. There could be a third character lurking around to add some tension, but the sex scene needs to revolve around just two people (or any combination of two humans, aliens, elves, dogs, and/or vampires). Along the same lines, don’t try to have your amorous couple perform the entire Karma Sutra. Limit yourself to one or two sex acts and focus on really bringing those to life. Mom gives son a handjob. Daughter lets dad eat her out. Brother spies on sister sucking off Bandit after winning the dressage competition. Don’t try to do too much all at once.

Shoot for 3 to 5 pages, but no more than about 7. Pages can vary depending on how much dialogue there is, so it might be helpful to think in terms of word count. Around 3,000 words is a reasonable target for your first few stories. Once you get the feel for the amount of time and effort it takes to write a simple story, you’ll be better equipped to know when to begin expanding your titillating tales to include multiple sex scenes, more characters, and deeper plots.

Start small, score a few quick successes by actually finishing some stories, then build from there.

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5 thoughts on “Size Matters

  1. @Seigried: I, too, often end up with a story that’s longer than I expected. I generally have a difficult time glossing over the details and get overly involved in the blow-by-blow action of a given sex scene. I also strive for viable set-ups that are believable, which can take more pages than the ever-popular “Mom sees son’s dick and drops her panties on the spot” lead ins. I do, however, think it’s much better to plan on a shorter story from the outset and allow yourself the freedom to let it grow in the telling. If you begin with the idea that you’re going to write a 60,000 word multi-chapter epic as a beginning writer, you’re setting yourself up for failure (unless you have a good case of bipolar and are in a manic phase). One of my upcumming tips will be about planning and outlining a story, so that will help to keep things in control to a greater extent.

  2. I agree with GP4fun……the writing tips are great, but I kept going back to the picture. Her tits are marvelous. I was so distracted. I wish she was my daughter, in a teasing mood when Mom was away.

  3. Good tips Rachel. However, when I started writing I found that controlling the length was easier said than done. My focus is more on the seduction than the sex acts themselves and sometimes developing the seduction takes more time and space than was apparent at the outset. I do agree though that terseness is an underused technique.

  4. Great tips….and I love the tips on the girl in the accompanying picture…such sweet lil tits and nips!!!

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