About Passionate Ink
What is Passionate Ink?
Passionate Ink is a special interest organization for authors of erotic fiction. We are an online group with members from all over the world. With the rapid growth of erotic fiction as a sub-genre, our goal is to have an official presence within our literary genre, as well as a voice in the industry. This is the place for erotic writers to be heard, understood, supported, encouraged and promoted.
Our goal is to promote erotic fiction through education, promotion and overall good will towards all writers, regardless of the genre in which they write or where they are in their career. Our ranks include published authors, USA Today bestsellers, and authors who are just starting out. We believe we have something to offer everyone.
- To educate new, almost there and published erotic fiction writers by offering a safe place to exchange resources, craft advice and industry news.
- Create a safe forum for networking with all members of Passionate Ink.
- Support and encouragement for erotic fiction writers.
- Educate others about the different sub-genres, styles and heat levels within erotic fiction.
What is “Erotic Fiction”?
This genre of fiction is one where the erotic elements are integral to the plotErotic fiction does 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, romance); however, for erotic fiction, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work.
What is “Erotic Romance”?
This particular genre of romance is one where the erotic elements are integral to the plot and take the book beyond traditional romance boundaries. The erotic elements (in the context of any traditional or non-traditional romantic relationship) play a major part in plot and/or character development, and the end of the book is emotionally satisfying and optimistic. The story must end with a “happily for now” or “happily ever after” ending. A romance may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary); however, for erotic romance, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more
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