Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 25: Ashley Lister

Ashley ListerAshley Lister is a prolific writer of erotic fiction, having written more than two dozen full length erotic novels and over a hundred short stories.

Aside from regularly blogging about writing erotica, Ashley also teaches creative writing.

He has hosted a creative writing workshop at Eroticon, the annual conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers and presents a weekly internet radio show for poets on Fylde Coast Community Radio.

Ashley has written under several pseudonyms, he has co-written books and has appeared in numerous anthologies.

He is the author of the book How to Write Erotic Fiction and has just published his first horror novel, Raven and Skull.

Find Out More:

Ashley's website:

Follow Ashley on Facebook:

Follow Ashley on Twitter:

Ashley's Amazon Author Page:

Ashley's interview on Soundcloud:

Talking points:


The Self Publishing Conference: [Recommended event]

Download the Sexy Words presentation by Ashley: [There are many other great, free resources on this page too!]

How To Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes by Ashley Lister:

Episode 25, release date Monday 22nd August, 2016

Explicit content

A quick pre-podcast warning about the content in this week's show.

We are going to be discussing the writing of erotic fiction, so we will be using several words of a sexual nature.

We'll also be making references to pornography and the depiction of sexual scenes.

There's nothing rude or offensive in there, it's a sensible discussion about the topic from an author's point of view.

However, if you are easily offended, please skip this episode and join us again next week if you think that this one might offend you.

Coming up then – a discussion about writing sex scenes in fiction and erotic fiction.

If you're happy to proceed, enjoy the show!

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Paul’s Podcast Diary

1) My promo video for The Grid Trilogy:

2) My revised promo video for The Secret Bunker Trilogy:


If you know how to make that text sharper and approve its appearance, please get it touch!

3) Tools used to create the promo videos:

I buy my short video clips from Fotolia at [Affiliate Link]

I buy my licensed music from PremiumBeat at

I use Camtasia to edit the videos – see [Affiliate link]

4) The Murder Place writing progress:

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Book progress widget

By the way, this is the code used to create the graphics that I use to show blog progress in the Text/HTML widget area of WordPress:

<a href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Don't Tell Meg”><div style=”width:200px;height:15px;background:#FFFFFF;border:1px solid #000000;”><div style=”width:100%;height:15px;background:#000000;font-size:8px;line-height:8px;”><br></div></div></a>93000 / 93000 words. 100% done!  Draft 1 completed. Now in editing 🙂

5) Email Marketing:

I recommend Mailchimp for complete beginners to email marketing, even though it is not my favourite product:

I use GetResponse for my own email marketing, at the moment, it is my favourite tool: [Affiliate Link]

I am watching ConvertKit very closely at:

My ALLi blog post on email marketing:

6) My web page on the BorderLines 2016 website:

7) The Frankfurt Book Fair ALLi Author Fringe – see

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[July 2] Episode 118: Wendy Jones/Scottish Crime Writer Find out more

[August 6th] Episode 119: Debbie Young/Cosy Crime Writer & ALLi blog editor Find out more

[Sept 3rd] Episode 120: Peter Mortimer/Poet, Playwright, Author & Publisher Find out more

Podcast diaries continue weekly over summer, interviews resume regularly with episode 241 on Monday 1st October 2018

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