Donna Turner

I'm a romance author who creates fun short stories perfect for the casual beach read. On my Aircus website, I'll compile tips on how to write the perfect love story to inspire others who would like to take their hobby further! Be sure to come back and visit for every week I'll offer a new series of tips on how to write romance stories.


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles Schultz

Setting the Mood for Love!

So you Want to be a Romance Writer!

Tip of the Week:

Writing erotic stories is more fun for you then it is for the reader! When you write an erotic story, it is like expressing your deepest most intimate and erotic thoughts, all put on paper. You can be whoever you want to be and have any lover you want to have. The mood is so sexy. This brings me to my first point of writing an erotic story:


  • Finding an Erotic Scene

A key to a good sexy story is to have a story line. You can go as simple or as complex as you like, but it needs to follow some type of theme. 

Before you begin, think about what type of tale you want to convey. Is it a smutty, hard sex fantasy story? If so, a good story line could be an encounter at the bar then home for a one-night stand. If it is a medium-length story, begin at the point where your main characters are at home getting ready. Write about how the woman is shaving her pubic hair, masturbating, primping herself to be sexy like an escort. The man is talking with his buddies about they type of girl he wants, describing her body parts. If it a short story, you could fast forward to the meeting at the bar. Details areimportant too but I'll leave detail tips to the next post.

After they leave the bar, pick a location, if you are emphasizing kinky play, make it behind a bush in the dark. If you are going for romance pick a hotel room with a jacuzzi tub. You can even get extra kinky and select the bachelor pad and make the man's friend there so they can tag team... 

You see where I am going with this? You can trail off wherever you want but I would suggest making a plan before you begin, this way your story has direction and your erotic stimulation is really created well. The less of the scenery change you have to describe, the better your story will be because you can focus on small detail. Unless you are writing a novel, I would advice never going beyond 2 different focal points of place in your erotic story because you will confuse your readers and will stray from the sexy moon in your sexy story that you are writing.

Write a sexy story with few locations to promote more erotic mood. The erotic story writing technique always focuses on the sense of touch and sight. Sometimes smell but this is usually an advanced erotic author's mention because it's all about creating and encapsulating a mood that the reader really feels a part of, they are as aroused sexually as the characters in the story. Write down your plan with your scene and then fit everything into the place you have chosen.


  • Set the mood (so you can set the mood)

Be alone at night. Set up scented candles around you. Take a hot bath, shave your legs and your pubic hair, primp yourself as if you are going to have sex with the perfect casanova lover. The next tip isnt just a plug for toys, it's honest truth: Masturbate with your favorite vibrator from  now please don't tell me you're squeamish about vibrators after all, it's 2019 and every woman should own a vibrtaor! All joking aside, giving yourself an orgasm stes the mood in your mind. In my opinion, there is no other technique that gets it this right. Go a step further and cover yourself with sensual pheromone scented after bath oil. Sprinkle rose petals around your room. Set up yourself at a desk or even better, in your bed, wrapped in a silk bathrobe. Illuminated only by candles, grab your laptop. If you are not a typer, then a pad of paper and a sexy red pen will do.

Be as comfortable and sexy as possible. Actually imagine that you are awaiting your perfect lover. If you have completely set the mood for sex, you will be able to have sex.


  • The Power of the Sense of Smell

When writing a sexy story, always keep in mind scent. Scent is a very powerful aphrodisiac and draw people together. It can trigger feelings of sexual excitement, passion and intensity. Science has proven the effect of smell on sexual arousal!

Think about your favorite smells and what they mean to you. You ex boyfriends cologne. What do you feel when you smell it? How about your current boyfriends cologne? How does that make you feel?

Think about your favorite sexual encounter. Was it on a fling or what type of situation was it in? If if was a one night stand, you might have smelled the stale alcohol from the club in the morning, that can trigger feelings of sexual arousal for some people. After shave is another popular scent because it means that they guy is clean, prepped and ready to go.

If you incorporate scent into your story line, the simple act of describing scent will cause the reader to pick up on your cues and imagine the smells themselves. When you describe scent. you want to keep it with the theme of your story. I will go back to the stale alcohol. Many people might think that this makes no sense but in fact, the stale alcohol can describe raw, animal sex. Uninhibited, taboo and bad. It can run with the theme of your erotic story.

A suggestion I would recommend to use in your sex story the scent of flavored lubricants. The smells are very sweet and erotic, they are made to excite the sexual mood so this is an easy way to be original in your story with a erotic scent and it will be easy to describe. Most of your readers will be able to relate to the delicious smell of flavored sex lube and for those who don't know, they might even be tempted to give it a try on their next sexual encounter.

Another sweeter scent could be scented candles. It tends to be over done so I would avoid this but if you are a novice erotic author then the candles are easy to describe and help to set the mood. Try not to stock with the candles because like I just said, they have been overdone and are not original.

This brings up my next point. Think originality. Your scent can be the fresh nail polish from t eh girl who just finished getting herself pretty for sex. This means that she is freshly shaven, freshly styled and ready to go, fresh like a newly picked apple.

When you describe scents, it will really enhance the mood and draw people into the story by making your readers really get involved and feel one with your sexy story.

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