Category Archives: Writing/Writing Exercises

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Blasphemy Call for Submissions

I am happy to announce that I have been asked by Burning Book Press to edit an anthology of erotic fiction. The topic, ‘blasphemy’, came about through a long conversation, with several authors about eighteen months ago. Since that time I have been considering and

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Eroticon 2014, Meet’n’Greet

My goodness! is it that time already? It feels as though we only just stepped off the plane from Atlanta, but apparently Eroticon 2014 is right around the corner! Third year, fourth Eroticon; you’d think I might have got the hang of this by now;

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Thank Yous from Eroticon USA

Two weeks ago I was in Atlanta. It seems both ridiculously recent and such a very long time ago. In all honesty, the weekend – nay, the whole week! – was something of a blur; between exhaustion and excitement and inspiration and (yes) arousal, the

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The User Manual

The personal user manual is an idea I got from Cunning Minx on her podcast, Polyamory Weekly. It’s a great podcast, and I love Minx’s no-bullshit, straightforward approach to non-monogamy. Her own user manual is a great read, and acted as a good model when

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The Marriage Service [Edited]

Last weekend I posted a very drunken Audioboo as I stood outside a beautiful estate house in the country, inside which one of my closest (and youngest) friends was dancing with his new bride. In this Audioboo I claimed that I would edit the Church

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Brutalism

Last week on Bad Porn Club, I mentioned that I have a fetish for brutalist architecture. I’m not sure exactly how we’re defining ‘fetish’ at the moment; some say it’s simply being turned on by something inanimate; for others a fetish is something a person

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Happiness in Certainty

It is extraordinarily unfair that when I am happy I find I have nothing to write about, and when I am unhappy I lack the wherewithal to bring my numerous thoughts together on the page. How I have ever written anything at all seems a

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Being in the Closet(s)

Yesterday I read this excellent article by Aggie at Solopoly, about being in or coming out of the poly closet. You can read the article for yourself, but – in a nutshell – it discusses the pros and cons of being in the closet, and

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Lies in Amateur Porn

Lies in Amateur Porn Stole in at starlight, Unravelled sinew from sheet. He stared at slightness. Assuming I was safe – told true darkness is gritty – Thought you forgot but she twisted her wrist, Displaying point of contact and stole my orgasm.

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Published by Ether Books: For a Few Dollars More

My short story For a Few Dollars More has been published by Ether Books. Download the app, find ‘Harper Eliot’ under Authors, and the story can be yours for just 69p. Ether Books describe themselves as ‘a new mobile social reading platform, connecting Writers and

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Why What I Write is Not Erotica

A few weeks ago I submitted my story ‘For a Few Dollars More’ to Ether Books. The story tells of a young prostitute’s interactions with two very different customers, and deals with a very intense non-consensual scenario. Filling out my submissions form I automatically ticked

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Published by Sweetmeats Press: Strummed

About a year ago I met Kojo Black. In fact, he was introduced to me in the ‘salubrious confines’ of the Green Carnation in Soho, at Erotic Meet. If memory serves, he bought me a G&T, and listened to me talk. He was looking for