Sunday, October 26, 2014

Coming Up - Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica @ Center For Sex And Culture

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

There's special and then there's special: I'm going to be teaching my celebrated (if I do say so myself) class in advanced smut writing, Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica, for the Center For Sex and Culture on Wednesday, November 5th!

The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian.

For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M.Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. He'll also teach you techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle.

Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more.

Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, November 5th

6:00PM to 8:00PM

$20 (purchase pre-event tickets here)

M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pay Me

I got over (well, maybe not completely over) the scam of a potential employer asking for a 150 (or more) word “sample” and I know one has to pay one’s dues, as with any profession, working shit jobs for shit money. But please, don’t fool me with the promise of  a great ‘paying’ writing job if and when what I send you wins a contest…and that you actually have a calculable average amount of contest money you consistently pay to your writers.
And don’t give me the smoke-up-the-ass boast that being published on your not-even-live-yet web portal will have me being seen by untold millions because your new idea/social reach/web idea is just so fantastic I’ll be happy just to be part of it (and yeah, don’t bother with that ‘stick with us, the big bucks are coming, this idea is just too good’ b.s. either.)
I know at this point your money is tapped. Maybe you’re paying a developer buddy with an ownership percentage in your new business or took a loan to get the site up to this point. Why then do you feel you are entitled to ask for writing work for free? Yeah, I get it, you write, everybody these days writes, right? The way you see it it, why should you pay for something everybody could do right; hell, if you had the time you’d write the copy/blog/article yourself. But you know deep down that your writing (at least writing for your own site) is going to suck, that’s why you are reaching out to professionals…and you’re smart to do so. But writers, like your website developer, your hosting company, etc. need to be paid.
So pay us.

I hate to be so blunt but…I don’t give a rat’s dingus about your business, not until you pay me to work for your business. Then I will deliver my best to you, as I always do. But until then, you’re just another pimp out there selling your wares, not unique and certainly not worth giving you my services and skills, unless you respect those services and skills enough to…pay me.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Reminder: Polyamory: How To Love Many And Well @ Good Vibrations, this Thursday!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is gonna be a blast!  I'm going to be teaching my class Polyamory: How To Love Many And Well at the Polk Street Good Vibrations store on Thursday, September 16th - see you there!

Sure, you've heard of itand maybe have been intrigued by itbut what is polyamory and how do you love more than one person and make it work? How can you deal with jealousy, time-management, emotional rough patches, and more to enter into multiple sexual relationships?

In this class with M.Christian, participants will learn to separate the myths from the realities of polyamory, how to make tentative steps towards having more than one partner, and how to approach and deal with the problems of sharing yourself with others, and being involved with someone who, in turn, is involved with someone else.

Included in this class will be simple emotional exercises, true life experiences, unique techniques and innovative approaches to understanding the joys and the risks of entering into a polyamorous relationship.

Good Vibrations Polk Street Store
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109

$20.00 or $25 at the door, as space allows

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How To Create An Effective Online Profile - October 9th, at the Center For Sex And Culture!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be a lot of fun: I'm going to be teaching my popular - and entertaining (if I say so myself) class in online dating for the great Center For Sex And Culture in San Francisco on October 9th. See you there!

How To Create An Effective Online Profile – 
And How To Write Messages That Will Get Good Responses
Oct 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00PM
The Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

$20 (at the door or pre-sales)

The world is the now the Internet ... and if you don't know how to use it then you are at a serious disadvantage in making any kind of connection: employment, social, artistic and – most of all – erotic. In this class, M. Christian will not just explore how to use the Internet and various sites as a resource to explore your own sexuality in any form, but also how to create an effective and alluring online profile. But creating a digital 'self' is only part of it: participants will also get tips on how to reach out in imaginative ways that will get a positive response, the important things that are too often forgotten and other social niceties that can be the difference between frustration and disappointment and having a wonderful and sexy time online!