If I had to give a fellow noob writer a piece of advice, it would be to read. Read a lot. Mostly, read in the genre you want to be successful in. And don’t just seek out really good writers to read from. Read the “bad” stuff too. Because, even when it’s bad there’s still a story there and you can still learn from it. When you find something good, let it saturate your writer parts and absorb it. I’ve gone on and on about the things that I think are so, so bad in Gay Romance and Gay Erotica but I wanted to share some of the really good. And these are really, really good. Like, they almost make me feel bad for my gleeful attempts at creating the ultimate One-handed Read. Sort of. We all have a purpose in life. Here are some works that I feel are doing great things for the M/M genres and that I’ve learned from. See. I read shit too, guys. And you should definitely add these to your Summer Reading List.
The Awakening by Alp Mortal
Heart To Heart by Erin O’Quinn
The Man With The Mandolin by Charles Raines
Great Pleasures by Edward Southgate