This workshop is presented by award-winning erotica writer Cecilia Tan, this workshop is aimed at making your erotic writing sing. Whether you are writing for publication or just trying to write something sexy for your lovemate or a potential play partner, we’ll present ten ways that writing good sex is like HAVING good sex. These ten techniques will help your writing to reach the next level (even if you’re not writing erotica, but especially if you’re writing sex!). Master the arts of surprise, delight, empathy, seduction, and action through literary means.
Cecilia Tan was our Keynote Speaker in 2015. She returns to BDSM Writers Con as a participant and speaker this year. Susie Bright says Cecilia Tan is “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” Her BDSM romance novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) won the RT Reviewers Choice Award in Erotic Romance. Her books often explores sex, sensuality, and sexuality, among them: Black Feathers (HarperCollins), White Flames (Running Press), and Edge Plays (Circlet Press), The Prince’s Boy (Circlet Press), and The Hot Streak (Riverdale Avenue Books). Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and tons of other places. Tan was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association in 2004.