(Editor’s Note: This post was first published on 19 October 2013.)
How can a writer use his or her personal life to write great erotic flash fiction? I’ll answer this question in a moment.
Hello hello hello, all my brother and sister bloggers, poets, readers and erotic writers from all over the world! This is the Old Soldier with another edition of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, an online magazine of writing, culture and sex. It won’t be long before snow begins to fall from the skies over Pittsburgh. The Old Soldier can feel it in his bones; but today is just another overcast autumn day and the high will be around 60 and winter does not officially begin until 21 December 2013. I hope the snow is still several weeks away.
Now, how can a writer turn his or her personal life into great erotic flash fiction?
Well, you certainly want sex in the story, whether the sex is based upon an actual sexual event in your personal life or an erotic event from your imagination. So, the erotic element of the story is not an issue. You want the sex to be hot, but you also want the story to be interesting.
How do you make your erotic flash fiction interesting?
This is where your personal life comes into play. This is your opportunity to make your erotic story an original. This is your chance to make the story yours.
Your personal life can provide the background for your erotic narrative. The easiest way for me to explain this is to use myself as an example.
The Old Soldier has a fictional alter-ego who shoots gangbang videos. One of the gangbang videos he shot was of a woman whose porn name was Nina. He met Nina in the #1 karaoke bar in Pittsburgh. Have I ever actually shot a porn video? No, but I’ve watched plenty of them and I’ve been singing karaoke for over twenty years. See what I mean? The Old Soldier knows his karaoke; and he knows something about amateur women being gangbanged.
Let me encourage you to use your personal life to inform your erotic flash fiction. Write about what you know; then make the rest of it up.
Keep reading and keep writing that erotic flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.