Lisa Cach’s 3 Secrets to Writing Erotica

On April 12, 2014, in Fun Stuff, Musings, On Writing, by lisa

I’ve written every sex scene from a seductive bout of hand-holding to a Roman orgy, and along the way I’ve learned a lot about how to do it. Here are my three secrets to writing erotica.

Writing Demon

On July 30, 2012, in On Writing, by lisa
clay idol on keyboard

We all have writing demons. Here’s mine.

An Experiment in Quiet

On August 10, 2011, in Fun Stuff, Musings, On Writing, by lisa

I recently tried an experiment on myself, to see if information overload was stymieing my creativity, like the experts claim it can.

On Choosing Titles

On January 8, 2011, in On Writing, by lisa
Woman writer, Pompeii

Most readers assume that an author gets to give her book its title. Not necessarily so! Here’s a peek inside the world of choosing titles, gleaned from my ten-plus years as a published author.

On Inspiration

On December 15, 2010, in Musings, On Writing, by lisa
Girl writing a letter

Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. — Chuck Close

On Cover Art

On December 8, 2010, in On Writing, Young Adult, by lisa
Lucrezia Panciatichi, by Bronzino

People often ask me if I get any say about the cover art for my books. Sure I do! But does anything I say end up on the cover? Rarely, which may be for the best. Here’s the story of the cover to Wake Unto Me.

On Writing the Book

On November 15, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
Borch detail, girl writing with quill

Write the book! Don’t be one of those people who talks about their great idea but never puts it down on paper. Write the book!

On Rejection

On November 14, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
detail from Rembrandt painting of old woman reading

It sucks. Here’s my advice on dealing with the suckitude.

On Agents & Publishing

On November 12, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
Nurse Reading, detail by Cassatt

If you want to be published by a traditional, big name publisher, you probably need an agent. If you’re willing to go it alone, however…

On Being Published

On November 8, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
Madame de Pompadour, by Boucher

The best day of my writing career was the day I finally sold a book to a publisher.

On Reviews, Good or Bad

On November 7, 2010, in On Writing, by lisa
Magdalen Reading, detail from van der Weyden

Reviews… oy! They’re a blessing and a curse. Here’s what I’ve learned about them, and how to handle both the good and the bad.

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