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Books, writing, travel, art, randomness. For more information, visit www.rachelkramerbussel.com and my calendar for upcoming events in NYC, Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Austin. See also Cupcakes Take the Cake and the possibly NSFW Lusty Lady. Check out my newest and best erotica anthology The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories. rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com

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Baltimore Erotica 101 writing workshop Wednesday, July 23rd

See you there!


July 23, 6:30 pm
Erotica 101 writing workshop, Sugar, Baltimore, Maryland


Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such asThe Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. 

In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you’ll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You’ll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. 

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper. 

$25/person; register in store, by calling 410-467-2632 or online at Brown Paper Tickets 
Sugar, 1001 West 36th Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 410-467-2632 

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thebigbookoforgasms:

Sex toys and sexy erotica stories go together perfectly! Here’s what’s popular at Washington, DC sex toy store Secret Pleasures - doesn’t The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories look like it belongs perfectly? Catch editor Rachel Kramer Bussel teaching her Erotica 101 writing workshop there on Saturday, July 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. $25/person. Register here; details below.
Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you’ll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You’ll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.

thebigbookoforgasms:

Sex toys and sexy erotica stories go together perfectly! Here’s what’s popular at Washington, DC sex toy store Secret Pleasures - doesn’t The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories look like it belongs perfectly? Catch editor Rachel Kramer Bussel teaching her Erotica 101 writing workshop there on Saturday, July 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. $25/person. Register here; details below.

Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you’ll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You’ll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. 

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.

Jul
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It doesn’t matter whether you have kids now or later, because they will always make your career more difficult. There is no time in your life when you are so stable in your work that kids won’t create an earthquake underneath that confidence.
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The web was littered with pictures, videos, check-ins, likes and tweets of our every moment. Now that online reality show that I produced, directed and starred in was there to remind me in an almost demonic tone that I was single and that those images weren’t going anywhere.
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Unendingly grateful to my boyfriend for having me move all my files to Google Drive before my MacBook Pro died of old water damage. I was all set to buy a MacBook Air but decided to go the better route for someone without much cash to spare and got a Chromebook. Way cheaper and I’m feasting on songs on Google Play. I didn’t write all last week while away with my broken laptop so I’m digging back in to work today. 

I love that I have an office to work in and that I’m partnered with someone who always gets me through the tough times. He found our home and helped me make the decision to switch from Mac. I’m still getting used to it but certainly my back will thank me - this one is super light!

Unendingly grateful to my boyfriend for having me move all my files to Google Drive before my MacBook Pro died of old water damage. I was all set to buy a MacBook Air but decided to go the better route for someone without much cash to spare and got a Chromebook. Way cheaper and I’m feasting on songs on Google Play. I didn’t write all last week while away with my broken laptop so I’m digging back in to work today.

I love that I have an office to work in and that I’m partnered with someone who always gets me through the tough times. He found our home and helped me make the decision to switch from Mac. I’m still getting used to it but certainly my back will thank me - this one is super light!

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Fetish erotica hotness for your ears! Check out the new audiobook of Lust in Latex: Rubber Sex Stories (if you’ve previously read Rubber Sex, though, this has the same stories). Latex, rubber, PVC, even tires! Listen to a sample at http://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Lust-in-Latex-Audiobook/B00L2GXF6C/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1405258067&sr=1-1

Fetish erotica hotness for your ears! Check out the new audiobook of Lust in Latex: Rubber Sex Stories (if you’ve previously read Rubber Sex, though, this has the same stories). Latex, rubber, PVC, even tires! Listen to a sample at http://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Lust-in-Latex-Audiobook/B00L2GXF6C/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1405258067&sr=1-1

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10thaveburrito:

#sunday #brunch #10thaveburrito #elvispresley #pancakes #peanutbutter #chocolatechip #banana also #breakfast #quesadilla served 11a-4p today #belmar #pointpleasantbeach

Looks delicious!

10thaveburrito:

#sunday #brunch #10thaveburrito #elvispresley #pancakes #peanutbutter #chocolatechip #banana also #breakfast #quesadilla served 11a-4p today #belmar #pointpleasantbeach

Looks delicious!

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vintageanchorbooks:

Today is Alice Munro's birthday! 

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published fourteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. 

“A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.” 

(via hello-booklover)

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Gorgeous photo exhibit at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Free and open to the public! Worth checking out if you visit. My other Vineyard travel tips: if you like dessert, check out Back Door Donuts in Oak Bluffs, especially the honey glazed and apple fritter (they’re open 7 pm to 1 am at the back door of a bakery that sells other things during the day), and look up JetBlue weekday flights as far in advance as you can. My Monday and Friday flights weren’t sold out and they can go for around $80 each way if you book in time. Lastly, try the buses. Pretty cheap and east way to get around.