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AWESOME APRIL NEWS!  The Plume is closed for entries. This year, for the first time since we restarted it, we had plenty of entries. Good luck to everyone who entered. Our judges can’t wait to read your passionate stories. Speaking of judges…WE NEED YOU!! Register to judge here. You have an entire month to judge. If you can’t commit to a full panel of three entries, email vp at passionate ink dot com and volunteer to judge one or two. Every bit helps.

The anthology has closed and we have a wonderful assortment of seductive stories. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the selected authors on April 21. 

The April workshop will be live on Tuesday, April 23 at 8P Eastern. Join Michal Scott for all her tips on writing short. If you think you can’t write short, you need to attend this workshop. Mind changing. If you love writing short, come get some great tips for making your stories even stronger. Register today. Details on the Workshops page. This event will be recorded.

Our next Author Chat will be April 14 at 5P Eastern. Special guest Marie Tuhart will be leading the chat about Kobo Plus and how to use this subscription service to your advantage as an author.

Happy Hour is April 18 at 8P Eastern. Alway fun. Somewhat random. A great break from the grind! Check the forum for the link and invite your author friends.

Sprints are on-going. Join us!

Mon-Thurs 7:30-8 a.m. Central – Sprint with Jordyn Kross

Friday 7:30-8a.m Central – Sprint with Ryan

Saturday at 12-1ish p.m. Central – Sprint with Calia Wilde

The board meeting will be April 9 at 9P Eastern. All members are welcome to attend.

Zoom links for all our events are in the forum under Upcoming Events and posted in the Facebook group.

Don’t forget to post your good news in the forum or on Facebook so we can celebrate your milestones with you. And send in your new releases, upcoming releases, and awards to the newsletter.

Free for Members: Check our private Facebook group and Forum (link in the menu above) for additional workshop information, writing fun, and the latest chapter info! (Membership required to access.)

What is Passionate Ink?

We’re an online special interest 501(c)(6) non-profit organization for erotic fiction authors incorporated in Texas, supporting all erotic fiction 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

What we do

What is “Erotic Fiction”?

The goal of erotic fiction is first and foremost to deliver a well-crafted story. Erotic fiction may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary, romance); however, for erotic fiction, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more

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“Archetype Subversion Tactics” Workshop with Jen Graybeal 5/22 at 8 PM ET/5PM PT

Join Passionate Ink for “Archetype Subversion Tactics” with Jen Greaybeal May 22nd at 8 PM ET/5PM PT to hear how to transform stock characters into authentic individuals who connect with your readers.

Let’s delve into the art of using archetypes to craft characters, then we’ll break the rules to create fresh-takes on familiar stories. Learn the nuances of group dynamics and how to imbue your characters with complexity, believability, and relatability. Explore the power of leveraging reader expectations to defy conventions in ways that intrigue and enchant. Uncover strategies for breathing life into your characters, ensuring they resonate with readers on a profound level.

Jen Graybeal (she/her) is dedicated to empowering authors through encouraging feedback, collaborative problem solving and gently-applied tough love. In eight years of coaching, workshops, and editing projects, she has helped over a thousand romance authors create stories they are proud of and businesses that align with their individual vision of success. She believes there is no one-size-fits-all solution for anything, and that every author has a unique story to tell. Jen has a degree in English, an ever-expanding TBR pile, and a furball assistant that is usually on her lap. Visit her website for client testimonials at or follow her on Instagram and TikTok: @JenTheEditor.

Registration is FREE to Passionate Ink Members and $45 for non-members (the same as annual Passionate Ink dues, which include this and other free or discounted workshops; join Passionate Ink today). This session will be recorded in case you cannot attend the live presentation.