One of the many pieces of invaluable writing advice I've gotten over the years is "when all else fails, write porn."
It's meant, largely as a joke for when you run out of stuff to write about in your story, hit a brick wall with your plot and get lazy.
Surprisingly enough, it really does work, and it has helped me out a ton in the past, in all it's banal glory.
Now, however, I face a whole new problem.The thing is that I can't do art to save my life. I couldn't do a stick figure justice if my undying soul depended on it. My friend on the other hand can do art pretty well, her problem is that she enjoys her smutty story every once in a while, but can never find pairings she likes or writers that're any good at it. I am apparently good at it, to the point where she's been extorting me into writing her fanfiction and smutty ones at that.
We've set up a little black market scheme, in which she arts in exchange for fanfic, and I fanfic in exchange for art.
The system works, but it works a little too well... I've all this crazy desire to write but none of it is actually productive, it's all fanfic, and it's all smut. When I sit down to write it, it all takes too much effort and I get painfully lazy.
What if all else fails in your smut!fic? Write more porn? It's the first time the genius advice is failing me.
Oh yes... all the things you never knew about MacB. I'm a total e-pimp, trading sex for art.
Blog entry posted by MacB, Jul 22, 2012.