The First Words of Poets and Genre Fiction Writers

When writers pen their first poems, or create their first fantasy/scifi/horror/etc. characters and plots, they often sound cliche. To the friends and teachers of these beginning writers: don't be dicks about it.

Writing Romance

New Erotic Vocabulary! malleate

malleate, verb Original definition: to beat or shape with a hammer Adapted use: as a less crude alternative to "hammer" or "pound" As a bonus, this word has a pleasant rhythm and sound When writing explicit content, how do we bridge the gap between crude/pornographic language and flowery euphemisms? I like some dirty talk, but… Continue reading New Erotic Vocabulary! malleate