Once upon a time , erotica was hard to come by — especially erotica written from a woman's perspective or that showed women in powerful positions. But now, we live in the age of the internet and anyone with a connection can access super hot, well-written sex stories day or night. Add to Chrome. Sign in. Home Local Classifieds. News Break App.
Three years ago, Sarah Sethline, a something living on the West Coast, was a freelance writer, making the kind of non-spectacular money freelance writers make. One day, she happened to see a Reddit post written by a guy who claimed to be making good money writing erotica. Sethline had read smut now and then, and she'd even volunteered as an editor for some erotic stories years before, but she hadn't considered the idea that it might be a way to make a living. Today, Sethline a pen name is the author of more than stories and bundles of stories that you can download from Amazon onto your Kindle. Her work covers a lot of territory: bikers, pregnancy fetishes , gay BDSM, adult diapering, and lots and lots of near-incest Amazon bans the real thing. Amazon, by far the dominant platform for self-published e-books, sells around 19, of the titles a day, according to data compiled for the publishing data site AuthorEarnings.
This article appears in the March '17 issue of Esquire. Sex in fiction, like sex on a beach, ought to be a no-brainer. On the one hand, there's, well, sex, a source of mystifying pleasure and profundity that for most people rarely elicits any articulation other than a contented grunt, groan, or gasp.
Skip navigation! Want To Write Erotic Fiction? Sarah Hall is an English novelist and poet whose critically acclaimed second novel, The Electric Michelangelo , was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.