I am Marie Rebelle, a woman with a passion for words, especially erotic ones. I love erotic words so much that I want to enthuse others to love them too. One of the ways to do it is the Smut Marathon.

Background

Back in 2013 and 2014 I participated in Alison Tyler’s Smut Marathon. The first edition was in 2012 (I believe) and that is when I learned about it, so when she hosted it again in 2013, I knew I wanted to be one of the participants. In 2014 I participated for the second time and was one of the three winners.

At the end of 2013 I asked Alison whether she would be okay if I started a Dutch version of the Smut Marathon. She gave her permission and I am proud to say that it has been running every year since 2014. It has evolved into quite the competition for Dutch erotic authors.

For more than a year I had this idea in my head: to rekindle the Smut Marathon. I wasn’t really sure whether I can pull it off, until I remembered that I had the same thoughts before I started the Dutch writing marathon. I sent Alison Tyler an email with the question: will you be okay if I organize the smut marathon?

Her answer came back: Of course. Thank you for asking.

The wheels started turning,… I blogged about it, started working on this website and created a Twitter account. The interest was overwhelming and I knew I was right to take on this project. The Smut Marathon 2.0 will start in 2018 and I intend to run it every year for as long as I can.

Why the Smut Marathon?

Experience has learned that the Smut Marathon is a way to improve your writing, because the assignments tend to pull you out of your comfort zone, which help you to improve your writing or discover new things about your writing. Even experienced writers still manage to improve their writing by participating in the Smut Marathon.

The Smut Marathon is another way to build the community. Writers entertain readers with their stories. Readers vote and try to get their favorite authors through to the next round. And even though it is a lot of work, I really love to see what the writers make of an assignment. Each participant gets the same assignment and no matter how many participants there are, no two stories are the same. That’s so exciting!

What can you expect to find here?

This site is not only for writers of erotic stories, but also for their readers. Once the Smut Marathon has started, readers can expect to find sexy stories here, to discover new authors. Writers can expect to find a lot more. I cannot teach you to write, but I can help you by gathering information from all over the Internet and putting it here on the site for you to use.  It will range from different character traits to sentence constructions to replacing words we use far too much in our writing.

Questions / Suggestions

Do you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

Love,
Marie Rebelle