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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