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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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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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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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 3

The third round assignment was tough. Really tough. Writing a story of only 200 words where at least 150 of those 200 words have to be dialogue, is not easy. Writers had to be careful not to fall into ‘meaningless’ talk, but use the words in the dialogue to tell the story. Dialogue is always meant to move the story forward, and if the spoken words used in the story doesn’t benefit the story in some or other way, it’s better to leave it out. 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.

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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 3

Seventy writers received the third assignment — an assignment that wasn’t easy at all. I try to give assignments in such a way that the writers can practice some element of writing, whether it’s to use alliteration, a metaphor or in this case, to write a story which is almost entirely dialogue. Writing dialogue is a tricky thing, as you have to make sure that your story is in the dialogue, and that the dialogue you do use, moves your story forward. Apart from that, punctuation and dialogue tags are very important too, as the reader might otherwise be confused and not able to follow the story. The assignment The third assignment was as follows: Write an erotic/sexy conversation between

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 2

The assignment for the second round proved to be more difficult than that of the first round. Something that will always be part of the marathon, is to ask writers to continue what other writers have written. It sound easy enough, but fact is that you have to study the other entries. Is it written in the first person narrative or the third? What tense is used? Does the other writer’s style seem the same as yours, or will you be able to continue the story in the same style as it has been written? What about the subject? Is it something you can write about. See, there are so many questions to consider, but all these things are basic.

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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 2

Only two weeks ago the 102 writers who sent in stories for round 1, received the second assignment. It wasn’t an easy one. Having to start your story with something someone else has written, is never easy, but it is a good exercise in developing your own writing style, or to write something totally opposite from what you are used to do. The assignment The second assignment of the marathon is following another ‘tradition’ of the Smut Marathon: expanding on the words of others. The second assignment was: Use one of the entries from round 1 (not your own) to expand on what happens next. Specific requirements – mention the number and title of the story you use from round

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 1

When I started the Smut Marathon last year, I was already dreaming of the next edition (and the next, and the next), and here we are, at the end of the first round of the second edition. This year it’s a bit more work than last year’s, not only for me but also for the jury members, and I am thinking about maximizing the number of entries in 2020. But, we’re not going to think about that just now! Writers, just like last year, I want to address you here… by now you have probably read the feedback on your entry and if you have read feedback you don’t like, please don’t let that unsettle you. Turn it into something

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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 1

The race is on again! For the writers the marathon started in all earnest the moment they received the first assignment, and today it starts for all readers and voters: the very first voting round of the Smut Marathon 2019! If you haven’t been part of the Smut Marathon 2018 — as writer, reader or jury member — please read through what is expected of you during a voting round. If you have been part of last year’s edition of the Smut Marathon, you might want to read through this anyway, as there has been some changes. The assignment In the true tradition of the Smut Marathon, the first assignment never is an easy one, although I think many writers

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