Smut Marathon 2020: Fourth round results

Before I start, a note: there has been remarks that the marathon is not a safe place for trans or non-binary writers, and I want to state here that everyone has always been and always will be welcome in the marathon, regardless of your gender, your religion, your race, yourRead More

Smut Marathon 2020: Fourth voting round

When the third voting round went online, I mentioned the corona virus and its influence on our lives. Many of us around the world are in lockdown at the moment in an effort to stop the spreading of the virus, and all of us are influenced in a different way.Read More

Smut Marathon 2020: Third round results

Sixty-seven delicious masturbation-voyeur stories entertained you in the third voting round of the Smut Marathon. The writers had a lot of freedom in this round, as the assignment was left open to their own interpretation. It’s always wonderful to see what they come up with. In the meantime the feedbackRead More

Smut Marathon 2020: Third voting round

With the corona virus spreading it’s tentacles around the world and keeping us all in a tight grip, I have expected many writers to drop out of the competition, and some indeed did. Not everyone can write when they’re anxious and worried about this thing affecting everyone, but to someRead More

Crutch Words

What are crutch words? Whenever we talk, and we want to give ourselves time to think, we use filler words, of crutch words, like ‘uh’ or ‘anyway’ or ‘as I was saying’. Sometimes people use the same word over and over again, and if you are like me, you concentrateRead More

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Smut Marathon 2020: Second round results

Like I mentioned in the the post with the results of the second round of the Smut Marathon 2019, continuing an entry of someone else will always be part of the marathon. This is an important exercise, as it teaches you to really look at what other people has written,Read More

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Smut Marathon 2020: Second voting round

Can you believe it? The second writing round of the marathon is done. Already it’s time for the second voting round. Incredible! Before I continue, and before you scroll down, let me just say this: just like other years, there are a lot of people that dropped out in thisRead More

A pyramid in which you can see the different stages of motivation for people, and for your characters.

Character Motivation

When you write, you create characters, and there always should be something that drives a character, otherwise they can be left out of your story. But, what kind of things can drive your character? Below you find a list of possibilities. Achieve perfection Failure Past trauma Ambition Fame Peer pressureRead More

Smut Marathon 2020: First round results

Incredible. The first round of the third edition of the Smut Marathon is done. It’s time to present you with the results, but not before I have addressed the authors, the same as I did in the past two years. Let’s talk about feedback… by now you have seen theRead More

Smut Marathon 2020: First voting round

Here we are, at the beginning of a brand new marathon. That is, for the readers and voters, as the writers have started their marathon two weeks ago, when they received the first assignment. Not an easy assignment, but definitely a fun one, and also one that had to makeRead More

Smut Marathon 2020: The writers

I can’t believe we are at the beginning of yet another marathon, the third since I brought this to the English community. It’s a lot of work to organize this, and be committed all year (not only for me, but also for the writers and the jury), but I amRead More

2020 Jury Member: Chris McClennan

Last, but definitely not least, and in addition to Cousin Pons, May More, Exhibit A and Brigit Delaney, it’s my sincere pleasure to welcome back my good friend, Chris McClennan as a judge for this year’s marathon. He’s no stranger to the marathon, as he was also one of lastRead More

Alliteration in writing

Alliteration: ~ the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. It is commonly believed that alliteration is always the repetition of the same letter in two or more words close together in a sentence, but this is not true, unless theRead More

Brigit Delaney

2020 Jury Member: Brigit Delaney

After we have announced three new jury members, Cousin Pons, May More and Exhibit A, it’s time to welcome back someone who has done jury duty before. It’s always such a delight to work with the beautiful Brigit Delaney! I’m excited to be back for the 2020 Smut Marathon! FirstRead More

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