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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BDSM for Writers

BDSM for Writers
By LD Madison
Oct 7 – Nov 1, 2013

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Want to create a world rich with masters and submissive, whips and chains, leather and ropes? BDSM for Writers is the perfect place to start your trip into mysterious dungeons and fetish clubs.
In this month long workshop, participants will get an overview of BDSM, and should glean sufficient details to use when adding BDSM to their own writing. The workshop will consist of lectures and assignments as well as a day of Q&A.
The content to be presented will be appropriate for authors at all levels of writing experience. And, while there are no specific ‘prerequisites’, an open mind and the desire to learn the ins and outs of weaving believable BDSM into fiction is essential.
Workshop Schedule
Week One: Introduction to BDSM and a look at bondage, discipline, domination and submission
Week Two: Playing with toys, getting to know BDSM equipment, and rules and safety
Week Three: Role playing, setting up a scene and a discussion about dungeons
Week Four: BDSM as a Lifestyle, online resources and course wrap up
End of workshop: Q&A

Lessons and Assignments
Lessons will be posted on a schedule and I will assign homework where the students have to write a short scene – 500 words or less – using information learned in the ‘lesson’. For example, during “All Tied Up”, participants will have to write a scene using Bondage. For “Playing with Toys”, authors would pick one toy and write a scene using it.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: LD has been writing and researching BDSM subcultures for the past ten years. In addition to publishing erotic romances, LD has a degree in organizational behavior, and is currently working on a graduate degree in criminology.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email at: ldmadison.author@gmail.com.


$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

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Robin L Rotham, Treasurer
P.O. Box 2412
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