Posts Tagged ‘Tara Sue Me’

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Guest Post: Tara Sue Me on Erotica’s Reputation

The Master Tara Sue Me

I think sometimes erotica gets a bad rap. It’s often seen as nothing more than porn without pictures  or it’s something those people read. And you’re not too sure who those people are,  but it’s not you. Other times, I’ve heard it said you don’t have to write good to write erotica. As long as the sex is there, that’s all anybody cares about.

But erotica is so much more.  At its heart, like all romances, erotica is a love story. It’s the coming together of a couple (or more if you’re talking menage, but let’s keep it simple)  as they explore  their feelings, desires, and wants.

Like other romances, there are forces that try to keep them apart  and obstacles to overcome before they find their happily ever after.  Unlike other romances, in erotica,  sex plays a big part of the story.

However,  this doesn’t necessarily mean wild and crazy, swinging from the chandeliers,  sex. Nor does it mean it has to involve whips and chains, floggers and nipple clamps.  Though erotica can have some or all of those.

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Guest Post: Tara Sue Me on Keeping Characters Fresh

The Exhibitionist Tara Sue Me

When readers asked for more Nathaniel and Abby after The Training was published, I was hesitant. After all, I’d ended the book with their happily ever after. I even gave a brief glimpse into their lives a few years down the road with the Epilogue. What else was there to tell?

But the more I thought about it, the more I saw that there was so much more to tell. If you think about it, two people coming together, whether that be through marriage or not, is really just the beginning.  Their story of overcoming obstacles to find love is such a tiny portion of who they are as a couple. Real life is what happens after the vows and while, let’s face it, no one wants to read about washing dishes, or doing laundry, there are a lot things that are worth reading about.

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Guest Post: “Writing Spitfire Heroines” by Tara Sue Me

Obscured Tara Sue Me

I’m not at all similar to the heroines I write. In real life, I’m an introvert, I hate confrontation, and in my perfect world, we’d all either get along or else someone would lock us in a room until we did. But let’s face it, for the most part, introverted heroines who don’t confront the hero and who get along with everyone are boring. (Now, locking two people in a room, I could work with that…)

So it’s not too much of stretch to say my heroines are often the exact opposite of me. I will confess to having a massive inner snark monster, however, and I think it’s that part of me that gives birth to my heroines. I love writing a character with spunk.

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