Using Dominance & submission experiences to write the next book.
Write what you know, right? BDSM is rich ground for mining intense emotion, sensual imagery, and unexpected plot twists, and being kinky adds a whole new level! For the open-minded kinkster, “Your kink is not my kink, but your kink is okay,” and for a kinky writer, erotic adventures offer endless inspiration for fiction.
For example, after her first visit to a dungeon courtesy of the inaugural BDSM for Writers Workshop, Cris Anson began exploring the lifestyle in earnest. She thoroughly enjoys her research and it shows in her writing. Miranda Baker recently discovered character motivation while safewording. Eden Bradley has been involved in BDSM practice for over twenty years as a switch. She loves to write about the sensuality and complexities of kink, and has presented kink demos as a Top and as a demo bottom—she believes in equal opportunities, especially if it means she can give as well as receive! Join them to discuss how they tap into real life experience to write sexy and compelling fiction.
Cris Anson’s interest in BDSM has been evident since her first erotic romance was published by Ellora’s Cave in 2005. Her thirteenth book, NO PATIENCE, releasing in September 2013, features an exhibitionist and a Dom. Her current work-in-progress is set in a BDSM club. She has given or received floggings, violet wand, spankings, power exchanges, and other elements of BDSM—all in the name of research. Her stories and blogs are laced with her personal observations and experiences. Her books consistently receive 5-star and recommended-read reviews. All Romance eBooks says: “MERCY AND REDEMPTION is another perfect example of why author Cris Anson is on my auto-buy list.”
Miranda Baker is the author of the Come Again and Double Helix series for Samhain Publishing. When it comes to sex and love, there’s something for everyone, and she delights in giving happily-ever-afters to her quirky characters. A firm believer in write what you know (except when it comes to BDSM with superpowers—she wishes!), Miranda often puts work into play with her kinky husband. She recently discovered character motivation while safewording. Join them to discuss how they tap into real life experience to write sexy and compelling fiction.