I'm writing a Cinderella Novel about sex, violence and political oppression.
Release date: 12/10/16.
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Experimentation requires informed failure, correcting course, and trying again. All of that requires making a start. Tradition is a great place to begin the journey.
If you want to do most anything -- [not just publish smut or paint], most of the necessary information is available online. You can try and fail, or you can make an educated guess, and then fail. Each run helps you move closer to your goal, as long as you pay attention.
In music, art, and storytelling, people are encouraged to break the rules once they understand them. In business, cooking, or any other endeavor -- it seems like experimentation is the most flexible mindset to move forward within.
You may not redefine the structure of the field, but you could make or do something remarkable and unique -- by standing on top of the shoulders of giants.
If there is "Nothing New Under the Sun," then what are creative types to do with those impulses?
Variations on a Theme.
Archetypes and Symbolism: Inherent structures of character, culture, and design. These archetypes resonate with human experience, because they are the most distilled form of our humanity.
- Romance Beat Sheet - If you want to write romance, this is a conventional plot structure.
- Hero's Journey - If you want to write anything, this is a conventional mythologically based structure.
- /r/EroticAuthors - This sub-reddit has all of the information you need to learn about self-publishing erotica.