Belinda LaPage

Belinda LaPage lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Writing is a labour of love for her, but the life of a tortured artist is not, so for now it is simply a part time affair, and a pathway to affording more of the wrong shoes. She enjoys the Sydney beaches, time with friends, and spending lunch time in a café sneakily writing erotica in the midst of strangers.

Stop SHOUTING with Style

The problem for an editor is pretty clear: we are editing a manuscript that over-uses CAPS for exclamations, which is poor form, and seek to re-cast the emphasis with … well, emphasis. Specifically, lower-case italics. How hard could it be, right? read more

Editing Corner: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: To get a new Point of View You are in a dungeon. You look around. You see implements of torture on the walls, floggers, thumbscrews, other stuff you don’t even recognise. Except the stains; you have a good idea what those stains might me. You hear a noise behind... read more

Editing Corner: That’s not a Romance

In my last blog, I talked (okay, blogged) about the difference between a scene and a story—a critical difference if we seek to elevate our erotica above the merely erotic, to make it both satisfying and memorable. It talked about all the ingredients I collect for a... read more

That’s not a Story…

(…That’s a Story)   By Belinda LaPage (ERWA Gallery co-editor) Yes, I paraphrased Crocodile Dundee. I’m Australian. What did you expect? Move along. Scene vs. Story Erotica writers, have you ever written a hot little scorcher only to be told by some... read more

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