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Stay tuned for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 readings!

January 29, 4-6 pm

Erotica Writing 101 workshop, Los Angeles area

Rachel Kramer Bussel, professional erotica author and editor of over 60 erotica anthologies, including Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1 and 2, Begging for It: Erotic Fantasies for Women, Cheeky Spanking Stories, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms, Fast Girls, Gotta Have It, and more, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing. Learn how to get started, find your voice, experiment on the page and write from various viewpoints. You'll discover how to incorporate everyday scenarios, settings and objects as well as outlandish fantasies into your writing, and make them fit for particular publications including magazines and anthologies. She'll also talk about submitting your work, selecting a pseudonym, building your author brand and keeping up with the thriving erotica market (including anthologies, ebooks, magazines and websites). Whether you're writing to that special someone, penning longtime fantasies, or want to earn cash for your dirty words, this workshop is for you. Please bring paper or writing implements or a laptop to use for in class writing exercises. A bibliography with erotica resources will be provided. $25/person. Limited to 20 people. Contact The Ripped Bodice at 424-603-4776 if you have any questions.

Rachel has been writing erotica for 17 years. Her books have won 8 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards, and she has been quoted about erotica everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to The Globe and Mail and Her own erotic stories have been published in over 100 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006 and Zane's bestselling anthologies Succulent: Chocolate Flava II and Purple Panties. She's taught erotica writing workshops across the U.S. and online at LitReactor.

About the venue:

The Ripped Bodice is the only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States. The mission behind the store is simple: women should profit from their creative output. We feature as diverse a selection of romance as we can get our hands on, as well as jewelry, stationery and beauty products.

The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232

February 7-March 7

Online erotica writing class at Litreactor

Online only class limited to 16 people; attend any time, using any username you desire (you can be anonymous) and get critiqued by me and fellow students and receive guidance about publishing your work. You'll learn how to draw on your surroundings, incorporate humor and heartache, approach stories from multiple POVs and heighten the erotic tension in your work. You'll also get access to exactly what editors and publishers are currently looking for based on my research, as well as additional information on publishing short story collections, editing anthologies and self-publishing. Click through for more details about class assignments and goals. $375/person. This class is likely to sell out. Email rachelkramerbussel at with "LitReactor" in the subject line.