Ashley Lister

Ashley Lister is a UK author responsible for more than two-dozen erotic novels written under a variety of pseudonyms. His most recent work, a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his second title published under his own name: Swingers: Female Confidential by Ashley Lister (Virgin Books; ISBN: 0753513439)

Ashley’s non-fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Forum, Chapter & Verse and The International Journal of Erotica. Nexus, Chimera and Silver Moon have published his full-length fiction, with shorter stories appearing in anthologies edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Mitzi Szereto. He is very proud to be a regular contributor to ERWA.

Writing Exercise – The Fibonacci

By Ashley Lister Lucky Number One Two You count Each brisk slap Upon your bare ass Groaning when you get to seven The Fibonacci poem is an experimental Western poetry form, having similarities to haiku, but based on the Fibonacci sequence. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21… A... read more

Writing Exercise – The Modern Cinquain

 by Ashley Lister  Bondage Dark, dangerous succumbing, submitting, surrendering We want this badly Tonight   We’ve looked at the traditional cinquain in the past, but I don’t recall us looking at the modern cinquain. Whilst the traditional cinquain is based on a... read more

Writing Exercise – The Kyrielle

 by Ashley Lister I’ve courted you for eons now And still we have not done the deed Without trying to be highbrow I think you know just what I need   I’ve probably mentioned the French form of the kyrielle before, but it’s one of my favourites, so I’m coming back... read more

Writing Exercise – Hávamál

by Ashley Lister It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since I mentioned the Hávamál on this blog.  The Hávamál is a Viking poem, but it is often called a book of wisdom. Written somewhere around AD 700-900, the Hávamál is one of the more well-known Eddaic... read more

Writing Exercise – The Lune

The Lune By Ashley Lister No time for foreplay I want you Let’s get naked now The lune, otherwise known as the American Haiku, was first created by the poet Robert Kelly.  Kelly, seemingly frustrated with the English interpretation of the traditional haiku, adapted... read more

Writing Exercise – Fibonacci

By Ashley Lister One (Two) Fingers Deep inside Both of us moaning Above the wet sounds of our love   The Fibonacci Poem is an experimental Western poetry form, bearing similarities to haiku, but based on the Fibonacci sequence. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21… A typical... read more

Swifties Revisited

By Ashley Lister More than three years ago on this blog I mentioned the swifitie. Because I still think it’s a lot of fun, I figured it was time to revisit this writer-friendly parlour game. Tom Swift was the central character in a series of books produced... read more

Writing Exercise – Six Word Stories

 by Ashley Lister On Saturday this week, I was lucky enough to attend the first day of this year’s Eroticon, the conference for writers and bloggers who work with erotica.  As always, it was a wonderful experience. The erotica writing community is one of the... read more

Writing Exercise – Triplets and Couplets

 By Ashley Lister I’ve mentioned triplets before.  The idea of putting three lines of poetry together always excites me. Couplets are good for a rhyme scheme. They provide a solid structure. But, to my mind, triplets increase the speed and seem to allow a... read more

The List Poem – A Writing Exercise

 by Ashley Lister  Happy New Year everyone. I’m genuinely hoping that 2017 will be a year when we can all find the happiness and love that seemed to be such a scarce commodity during 2016. And, as this is my first post of the year, I figured I’d start with a... read more
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