Rachel Kramer Bussel

Sex sells—and sex writing shows up in countless genres beyond just erotica. So while we’re focusing on erotica this week with guest Rachel Kramer Bussel, who’s edited more than 70 erotica anthologies, we’re also talking about sex writing more generally—the history of erotic literature, why erotica collections tend to be anthologies rather than single-author books, and some tips to think about if and when you come to the page to write your own sex scenes.


Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 70 anthologies, including Dirty Girls, Curvy Girls, The Big Book of Orgasms, and the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series. She teaches erotica writing workshops worldwide and online, and consults about erotica and non-fiction sexuality via EroticaWriting101.com. Rachel’s nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Salon, The Village Voice and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @raquelita.

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