Mon, 23 Oct|
Writing the Erotic | 6 Part Course | Limited 10 Places | £125
Ever found yourself shying away from writing a sex scene, or fading the scene to black when the action starts to heat up? This course will help you step into your erotic voice with confidence. Suitable for all levels of writer. Partial Bursaries available.
Time & Location
23 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
About the Event
Zoom Workshop dates
Starts Monday 23rd October 7pm-8.30pm
and then every Monday at same time...
Mon 30th Oct
Mon 6th Nov
Mon 13th Nov
Mon 20th Nov
Mon 27th Nov - last session.
About the Course
Suitable for all levels of writer, especially those who are new to, or simply curious about, the erotica genre.
The course uses a variety of practices to explore your erotic imagination and help you to get confident with using your erotic voice on the page.
During the course we will explore:
- MOTIVATION: Why you want to write erotica/spicy scenes.
- INSPIRATION: How to get into the zone and discover your personal muse.
- PERMISSION: Writing without self-censorship, shame, embarrassment, or judgement.
- CONFIDENCE: What makes a good sex scene, how to leave self-doubt behind, and owning the title “erotic writer” (or other title of your choice).
Expect a variety of practices to help you tap into your erotic voice:
- Interactive lessons that cover the practicalities of writing: the language of erotica and how to tell a story that passes the “wet test”; honouring your creative ebbs and flows; and what you need to know if you are interested in getting your erotic writing published.
- Writing prompts to help get your creative juices flowing.
- Dedicated writing time in every session.
- Plus, other practices – such as guided visualisations – to help you inhabit your erotic self with confidence.
Anna is a trauma aware practitioner and works in the full understanding that the subject matter can be triggering. Anna will ask attendees to complete a short form at either registration or just before the course starts, to guide her planning of the sessions.
“…a great balance of teaching, sharing, and writing, and a beautifully open and unapologetic energy (given the subject matter we were discussing), infused with humour which I found really helped defuse any embarrassment.” Jennifer
“It helped solidify my identity as an erotic writer and normalize it in my life, which led me to write more than ever.” Britt Foster
“… an exquisite environment to step into erotic writing. A perfectly curated balance of Space - to feel encouraged to find what wants to be expressed, right now. Safety - Anna’s warm presence together with just the right amount of information, creative imagination and somatic practice + freedom to explore. Permission - for me, writing takes me into a liminal space. I am left after the close of this wonderful 6-week container with a feeling of setting off on a wild adventure” Kimaya
“I have written erotica for years yet never really called myself an erotic writer out of fear. So, thank you, Anna, for helping me own “erotic writer” and for giving us great writing prompts, erotic writing skills, and having a genuine desire to share yourself with your students. I highly recommend Writing Desires for writers of all levels - whether you’ve written erotica before or you are just curious.” Joy Moates
Minimum Course Numbers 2023/4
To keep Out on the Page sustainable whilst allowing for experimentation and diversity in the range of activities we offer, we are setting minimum course numbers for our paid activities to go ahead. The minimum attendee number for this course to ahead is 5. If for some reason, this is not reached by 7 days before the course, we will cancel the activity and refund anyone who has bought tickets within two weeks.
Two Partial Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is email@example.com
About Anna Sansom
Anna Sansom started writing erotica nearly three decades ago to seduce a new lover (it worked!) and has continued to write ever since. She’s had several short stories published in anthologies and online, her erotic (lesbian BDSM) novel, Coming Close, was published by Xcite Books in 2012, and her more-than-a-memoir, Desire Lines, was published by The Unbound Press in 2019. She was runner up in the Good Sex (Writing) Awards in 2021. In addition to fiction, Anna has written over 50 articles for the Sex/Life pages of DIVA Magazine. Her workshops and classes support people to access and enjoy using their erotic voice.
This ticket covers all zoom workshops and access to the Slack platform. Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email firstname.lastname@example.org.£125.00