When I first dove into writing romance, I never imagined a career without the Romance Writers of America. And now, after 7 years as a member, and 3 years as a member of the Passionate Ink Chapter, I find myself sharing some pretty stunning news: Passionate Ink members have voted to disaffiliate from the organization after 16 years (we were founded in July 2005 by Sylvia Day!)
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What is Passionate Ink?
We’re an online special interest organization for erotic fiction authors, including all genres (such as erotic romance). Our goal is to promote erotic fiction through education and to encourage good will and respect for all erotic fiction writers, regardless of the genre in which they write. This is the place for erotic fiction writers to be heard, understood, educated, supported, and encouraged. Learn more
- To educate new, almost-there, and published erotic fiction writers by offering a safe place to exchange ideas, resources, craft advice, and industry news.
- To create a safe forum for networking with all members of Passionate Ink.
- To support and encourage all erotic fiction writers.
- To educate others about the different sub-genres, styles, and heat levels within erotic fiction.
What is “Erotic Fiction”?
This particular genre of fiction is one where the erotic elements are integral to the plot. Erotic fiction is not pornography — the narrative should not prioritize delivering physical pleasure to the reader or describe physical intimacy for its own sake. The goal of erotic fiction is first and foremost to deliver a well-crafted story. Erotic fiction is literature — requiring the author to invest meaningfully and with equal attention to development of plot, characters, setting, and dialogue. The erotic elements (in the context of any traditional or non-traditional intimate relationship) play a major part in plot and/or character development. Erotic fiction may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary); however, for erotic fiction, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Passionate Plume!