This post is for the May 1-7 writing event of the 2016 AIF Writing Salon.
Have an idea for an erotic adventure? Have a steamy sex scene that you
want to write down? Have you ever wanted to 'ship your favorite
fictional characters? Pitch your ideas and get feedback from others.
We'll spend time talking about how to flesh out concepts and simplify
The biggest problem faced by new authors is that they work on ideas that
are too ambitious. They decide to write a novel when they should start
with a short story. Another problem new authors face is that seemingly
innocuous details of a story idea might require thousands of words of
writing and code. The work needed to implement a minor character or
alternate path can easily grow out of control.
By sharing your ideas with others early, we can help you simplify your
ideas. Often, you can keep the core characters, emotions, and sexiness
of your story but with fewer characters, rooms, and plot points. We can
also offer suggestions about what order you should implement things in.
With AIF, it's important to have something playable as early as
possible. It makes it easier to see how it works, and it gives you a
base from which you can build out something bigger. We can make
suggestions about which scene might be best to start with.
If you have something you want to share, just post it as a comment to
the blog post. Be careful to use a separate account for posting and not
an account you use IRL. Anonymous comments are welcome, but it would be
useful to tag your comments somehow so we know which comments are from
whom. AIF Central sometimes has difficulties dealing with longer
comments. You can break up your posts into multiple comments, or sign-up
to become a blogger on AIF Central and make a new blog post with your