- Don’t think about the sex. Think about the story. The sex is easy. Writing a good story is difficult.
- Don’t try to write great sex. The sex will usually be pretty good if the story is good.
- Don’t have your characters fucking just because it feels good. That makes your story shallow; and there is nothing worse than a very short story that is also shallow. Your characters should be fucking for more than just animal lust. Animal lust is always good; but remember, you’re telling a story. And fucking is not a story. This is where conflict or tension or motivation or whatever you want to call it comes in handy. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated. But it should be there.
Now these tips are not meant to be hard, fast rules. They’re just to get you to think about the endless possibilities of the erotic flash fiction story. Because when flash fiction is good enough, it is not only great entertainment.
It is also art.
A Vietnam Veteran