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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 5

When we started out with this round, there were 54 writers, but in true tradition of the Smut Marathon, writers have withdrawn due to different circumstances. I have said it before and I will say it again: this is all part of the competition. The 50 writers that are now still in the competition, have shown their stamina up to now, and they will all have to work hard to make it to the end line. Not all of them will make it, but ‘m sure all of them will try! May I point you to something else? In the past weeks we have started to introduce the sponsors for this year’s marathon. The sponsors that have already been announced

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Satisfyer, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

Just like last year, this year too Satisfyer has agreed to be a sponsor of the Smut Marathon! They have overloaded me with gifts for the winners, and there is a small surprise too! Allow me to tell you a bit more about the toys in the prize packages: Petting Hippo: This raspberry pink, stylish vibrator has 12 exciting vibration programs and the voluminous tip and flexible shaft also turns it into a G-spot vibrator. Charming Smile: This is another G-spot vibrator, but it’s a bit smaller than the hippo, and has a beautiful pastel lilac color. It’s silk-touch surface is on of its highlights. Yummy Sunshine: A sunny yellow vibrator with a special ribbed structure, which will definitely make you happy! Magic

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Godemiche, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

Following the same order as last year, this year Godemiche is once again the second sponsor I am announcing. I love having them back, this time as sponsors of the 2019 edition of the Smut Marathon. Last year’s prizes The beautiful couple that is Godemiche, Adam and Monika, last year created three beautiful dildos as prizes for the winner of the Smut Marathon 2018, as well as for the first and second runners up. Those dildos were in the colors gold, silver and bronze, and stunningly beautiful. Monika, who is also a talented photographer, sent me this image. This year’s prizes Just like last year, for the Smut Marathon 2019 Godemiche is once again offering three of their dildos as

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Elements of a Story

Elements of a Story

Every story you have ever read had a couple of basic elements and each (longer) story you write should have the same elements to keep the story running and allow the action to develop in a way your reader can follow. The five basic elements: Characters Setting Plot Conflict Theme Characters The characters are the people the story is about, and they should be introduced in such a way that the reader can form an image of each person. By giving an detailed description of a character’s physical attributes and personality traits, the reader can visualize the person. However, make sure you show the reader these attributes/traits and not tell the reader what they are. The two main characters are

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Sheets of San Francisco, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

I am absolutely delighted to announce Sheets of San Francisco as sponsor for this year’s edition of the Smut Marathon 2019! Who is Sheets of San Francisco? Instead of trying to introduce this sponsor to you, I will allow them to do it themselves: Most of us enjoy sex and for many of us it can be a delightfully messy experience. The team at Sheets of San Francisco wanted to create a range of products that would allow people to make as much mess as they wanted, wherever and whenever, without having to think too much about it. One of the main differences about us here at Sheets of San Francisco is our determination to create a high quality, premium

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Eroticon Smut Marathon Sponsor

Eroticon, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

Last year, the very first sponsor I announced, was Eroticon, and I am delighted to welcome them back as sponsors of the 2019 edition of the Smut Marathon! Eroticon, the place to be! Eroticon is an annual happening, and THE place to be for all kinds of erotic creatives, whether you are a sex blogger, an erotic author, a sex toy reviewer, a erotic dancer or whether you work anywhere in the sex industry. At Eroticon you learn so much: how to technically or aesthetically improve your blog, how to improve your writing, how to create a podcast, how to improve your photography, how to make your own sex toys and so much more. But Eroticon is not only the

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 4

Where I thought the assignment for the fourth round would be an easy one, I have been proven wrong. It seems the writers have struggled to come up with something original and only some of them succeeded in it. Still, everyone seemed to have enjoyed the stories! I think the biggest pitfall for this round was to write a cliché eavesdropping scene. But, I am proud of each and every one of the writers who have sent in a story! Thank you for keeping on writing, and thus supporting the Smut Marathon. Some news: I will soon start to announce the sponsors for the Smut Marathon 2019; I have news about the anthology of the Smut Marathon 2018. Watch this

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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 4

In round 3 there were 63 writers and the same 63 writers received the fourth assignment. Right after the assignment was sent, one writer withdrew from the marathon, and another withdrew about a week before the assignment was due. Another 6 writers didn’t send in their assignments, leaving us with 55 stories for this round, and the unique situation that ALL writers will go through to the next round of the marathon. However, they still need all the votes to accumulate points to go through to the second half of the marathon. Am I alarmed by these numbers? As said before, no, I am not. This is as part of the competition as it is that there are writers who

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Transitions

The way for writers to make their readers recognize connections between the ideas in their stories, is to use transitions. Transition words help you to present the information in your story in an effective manner, like signaling connection between a main idea and supporting ideas. Besides this, transition word also works to show contrasts and comparisons, or to identify concepts that are related. Transitions words can be used within and between paragraphs, but always be careful not to use too many transitional words, as it can make your story harder to read. Some sentences in a story can stand alone without any transitions, but other sentences might need transitions to make it clear to your reader how the sentences relate

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Brigit Delaney

Jury Member: Brigit Delaney

Maybe you have noticed, and maybe you haven’t… When I announced the results for the third round, I also mentioned this: That said, I have an announcement to make. Due to personal circumstances, I had to do replace one of the judges. For the remainder of the Smut Marathon 2019 Brigit Delaney will replace Jaime Mortimer. I am forever grateful that Brigit has been able to step in within seconds. More to follow during the coming week. Where I am not prepared to disclose the reasons for the replacement of Jaime Mortimer, I want to say that I never like to change anything mid-competition. When I start out, my planning is done, and I prefer that planning to be followed

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