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The Burning Pen: Sex Writers on Sex Writing

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In this groundbreaking work, contemporary writers of erotica reflect on how their work originates, how their sexuality shapes their words, and, more important, how their words have affected their sexuality. Patrick Califia-Rice, Fack Fritscher, Cecilia Tan, Thomas Roche, Carol Queen, Felice Picano, Shar Rednour, Laura Antoniou, and Simon Sheppard are just a scattering of t ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Alyson Books
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Tobi
Aug 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
A combination of erotic fiction and essays on writing erotic fiction. Quite fascinating and useful for someone like myself who wants to write erotic fiction.
Anthony
Feb 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
definitely NOT a "groundbreaking work" in any sense (mind-numbing more like).
With a couple of exceptions, none of the fourteen contributors seem to know how to write anything (let alone anything sexy). I'd be surprised if they could sign their own names (quite frankly). Anyone looking for (philosophical) insight or (creative) inspiration would do better to phone the Samaritans straightaway, Oyoi!
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M.Christian is - among many things - an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.

He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The
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