Many wannabe writers are attracted to the idea of writing erotica because it is a genre that is quite popular. The erotica genre sells thousands of books every day and many of the readers are female. That means you already know the demographic, and you know that there is potential in the industry. But, because so many people start rushing to the erotica genre as a way of making money, it becomes a crowded market. While some books make it to the best-sellers list, others fall flat. Before you start embarking on a journey to becoming an erotica novelist, it's important to figure out whether the genre is truly for you.

This is not the kind of genre you want to throw yourself into if you plan on becoming a best-selling novelist and doing this for the money. Your heart has to be in this genre.

The reality is that writing about sexual experiences and the relationships between a man or woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man, or a group of people isn't for everyone. The topic of sex is a controversial one for some people and the fact that authors choose to write about it in literature turns people off. Some people have even compared erotica to pornography, which is not the case. Erotica should be seen as stories about relationships where there is an increased focus on the sexual acts taking place in the book.

A great erotic novel does not come without a focus on character development and an enticing plot.

Can you write it well?

It's important to know whether or not you can write erotica before you throw yourself into the world of Erotic Literature. Even though you may have had experiences in your private life and feel like you can put these feelings and emotions on paper, it doesn't mean that you're going to be a great erotica author.

It takes practice to write these kinds of novels, as the focus is not just on the deed itself. You have to be able to develop interesting characters and you have to be able to come up with enticing plot lines that are not romantic in nature, grotesque in nature, or downright boring.

You also need to be great at writing. If you're going to be this kind of author, you must be able to play around with words, understand grammar, and be creative in the way you tackle these stories.

You can't just sit down and start describing a sex scene and expect to become a published author. It just doesn't happen this way.

Are you proud of it?

Many people who write erotica hide behind a pen name, simply because it can sometimes be embarrassing to talk about erotica literature. The reality is that you don't know how people feel about sexual encounters and discussing it out in the open. While you may be able to talk with friends about it, some people may shudder at the thought of you writing erotic literature. Some people are also embarrassed about calling themselves erotica writers and many would never dream of telling their parents that they are erotica authors.

But that's not the same thing as not being proud of what you do.

If you write it for the money and you don't ever tell anyone that you are this kind of author, you may not be as invested in it as you think you are. You should be proud of what you do, you should talk about it as a form of marketing, and you should find comfort in the fact that you're able to tell great stories.

After reading this article, do you think this kind of writing is right for you? Do you think you would be able to create some great stories with enticing characters and storylines that would be well-suited for the genre?