It was early 2014 when a minor scandal upset the Amazon Kindle eBooks market. After several major self-publishing outlets, including WHSmith, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, were accused of allowing eBook that featured incest, rape, and bestiality, many took steps to ensure their involvement in the controversy was short-lived.
Amazon was included in this kerfuffle. The retail giant began cracking down on titles, including the monster erotica genre. This extremely niche branch of self-published erotica bore the brunt of the eBook cull because its tropes include sexual encounters with monsters, including werewolves, bear monsters, tentacle creatures, sea creatures, and a host of other beastly entities. Amazingly, this prohibition actually resulted in bringing more popularity to the genre; and, what was once taboo, was suddenly an overnight sensation.
Prior to the crackdown, these stories were confined to a dark corner of the Internet. Once Amazon shined a spotlight on the erotic genre, everyone suddenly wanted to get their hands on some monster erotica. The plans to shut down the genre’s biggest authors actually resulted in those authors selling more books than ever.
Fortunately, after long negotiations and a lot of compromise, most authors and their supernatural titles were allowed to stay on the market. The market continues to grow each day, and it seems there’s no shortage of monster erotica fans. So, it’s worth your time and effort to explore the genre. These handy tips and tricks will teach you how to write monster erotica for a very hungry and devoted audience.
Choose a Monster you’re Capable of Describing in Detail
There’s really no limit to the type of monsters you can use in your work. The monsters don’t have to be monsters in the traditional sense of the word because they don’t have to be villainous; or, make them villainous. It’s entirely your choice, and there’s a market for both types.
For novice writers, the trick is to choose a monster who is clearly established and with whom readers are already familiar with, such as Bigfoot, Dracula, Cthulhu, etc. Other monsters include werewolves, pirates, sea monsters, and more. They’re all viable prospects, and there’s a following for every creature.
Keep in mind: you should only create a new monster is you have a very clear picture of what it look like.
Always Think Erotica and Never Pornography
The difference between erotica and pornography is, unsurprisingly, a subtle one. Despite being subtle the difference is there. For erotica, the intention isn’t to get your reader off, but rather entertain them with a real story. Of course, the story should contain very sexual elements, such as sex with a dark elf or tentacle love, but the primary intention is first to tell a story. Alternatively, pornography is to get someone off and relies little on story.
With high-quality erotica, the impetus is to keep readers reading through the non-sexy parts, just as much as you want them to read the sexier bits. In other words, never treat the build-up to your sex scenes as a chore.
Do Not Write About Things that Make You Personally Uncomfortable
If this is your first foray into monster erotica, make sure it’s something you can handle writing. You’ll want to pick up some favorite titles to ensure you’re comfortable with the genre. If you’re not comfortable, don’t bother moving forward because your discomfort will translate to your writing.
In the same vein, some monster erotic titles feature incestuous or sexually threatening scenes. If these makes you uncomfortable, don’t write about them. You’re not obliged to write about anything that makes you uncomfortable. The freedom to explore taboo ideas is celebrated in the erotic reading and writing community, and new writers are encouraged to move at their own pace and forge their own identities.