How to Write…(Porn): Introduction

For a long time I’ve wanted to write a book on writing and publishing porn. I’ve started and restarted several times. Now, I’m going to do it in installments. I intend to publish rough versions of the book here and on my Tumblr blog for you to read. Later, when I think it’s ready, I’ll clean it up and publish it online through my usual retailers.

You get the chance to shape the direction of the book. Please, ask me any questions you may have on the process of writing and publishing a book, pornographic or otherwise.

Here, though, is the introduction to the book. I will probably publish the first installment of the first chapter next week, again here and at Tumblr.

The Introduction to this book is below the line.


So, you’ve been thinking about writing pornography? Have you thought it through? I mean really thought it through?

Writing “fap material” isn’t exactly as easy as pulling up a word processor and typing words. Well, maybe writing it is, but publishing it certainly isn’t. If you’re reading this, I would have to guess that you’re thinking about publishing your own erotic stories.

Let’s admit it; the digital revolution has hit the world of publishing hard. It’s no longer a world where a few agents, editors, and publishers get to decide who’s book gets published, and the little corner bookstore decides which books go on display near the front door. For good or ill, those days are long gone.

In today’s world, the vast majority of books are downloaded to specialty tablets and smartphones to be read anywhere. Readers don’t have to decide which book to bring with them; they can have an entire library in-tow at all times.

Just as amazing, today’s author can publish their own ebooks through the same system as the big publishers, skipping them and their middleman’s cut of the royalty on their book, again, for good or ill.

That’s not to say that the process is simple, or should be done without careful consideration. There’s a lot of work involved, and it’s helpful to have the advice of someone who has been through the process. That’s where this book comes in.

This book isn’t going to take you by the hand and teach you how to write. Hopefully, you know that part, and if you don’t, there are community college classes that can do a good job of teaching you how to write, and the feedback from the teacher and other students is invaluable. I may dabble in the mechanics of writing here and there, but if you really want to learn to write, this isn’t the book for you.

This book is supposed to be that slim little book that primarily teaches you how to be an independent writer and publisher of quality “fap material,” although much of what is in this book applies to most, if not all, genres of fiction. Even if your goal isn’t specifically to publish erotic stories, most of what you’ll find in here is directly applicable to publishing any ebook independently. So pay attention.

I’m going to spend the first couple of chapters of this book scaring the heck out of you. Even if you decide not to end up publishing your own stories, it is important for you to finish the initial part of this book. Why will become obvious by the time you finish it.


Check in next week for Part I of Chapter 1.

Wish us all luck!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *