Lucy Felthouse is a published erotic author from the United Kingdom. She has stories published by Cleis Press, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance and Xcite Books. Her newest book Uniform Behaviour is currently available from most e-book retailers, including Amazon.  Lucy can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and at her own website.

Today she will be talking about how erotic art helps inspire her erotic writing.

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I have a friend that is an artist. We have a lot in common: for example I don’t just write erotica, and my friend doesn’t just do erotic art. We both do more ‘vanilla’ work too. However, our erotic work is definitely what generates the most interest and therefore that’s where we expend most of our energies. It’s also where our ideas are the most aligned.

As well as having a lot in common, we have been known to inspire each other. I have seen various pieces of my friend’s work — erotic and non-erotic — and gone on to write something inspired by it.

I’ve penned entire erotic escapades based on a painting or drawing of a fraction of time. I’ve weaved words around a person touching themselves and a couple entwined, amongst many others. My friend has always been fascinated by this process, this interpretation of her work. It may be completely different to what she had in mind when she was painting or drawing it, but somehow, that’s what makes it so brilliant. How my mind sees what she’s created and spawns something else is interesting to us both.

Equally, though, this process has worked in reverse. My friend has read stories of mine and created art to go with it. She’s painted and drawn hunky guys, beautiful women, castles in the sky and historical follies. Some of these are created from the merest scrap of description from me and built up in my friend’s imagination, then translated to the canvas. As she is intrigued by the process of me weaving her art into words, I am intrigued by the way she can take something I’ve written and make it real.

I’ve lost count of the times she’s unveiled a new piece of work based on one of my stories and I’ve said “That’s exactly how I envisioned it when I was writing!” Somehow, despite our differing creative mediums, we bounce ideas off one another, go off and do our own thing then get all excited when we meet up again and see the results. It’s a fun, exciting process and although we don’t do it all the time, I find it a great way to inspire myself to write, and vice versa. We’re currently discussing having my friend paint or draw an image for an anthology I’m putting together, which I’m very excited about.

I think it’s fantastic the way we inspire one another and share and exchange ideas for the greater good. As creative types, sometimes our inspiration can dry up (though luckily, it’s not something the pair of us often suffer with!), so it’s nice to know we can always tap into one another to generate that spark, that glimmer of something which will set us off on our merry way.

After all, what better way to generate an idea than to simply chat with someone or look at their work? No staring at a blank page or scratching my head for me, I simply hop onto my friend’s website or meet up with her, and generally come away bubbling with ideas.

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Thank you Lucy for that fascinating post about how you and your friend inspire each other creatively.  Once again you can find Lucy’s work at Amazon as well as other fine retailers.

About Uniform Behaviour from Lucy’s website:

Do you get all weak-kneed at the sight of a grubby fireman or a hunky soldier? Perhaps immaculately-dressed waiting-on staff get you feeling frisky? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Uniform Behaviour contains sixteen smutty stories about firemen, soldiers, sailors, police, security guards and even waiters, priests and cleaners!

Delve into this anthology and enjoy steamy stories from established erotica authors including Justine Elyot, Craig J Sorensen, Victoria Blisse, Shermaine Williams, Elizabeth Coldwell and Lucy Felthouse. Uniform Behaviour also proudly introduces some exciting debut authors. So remember, you saw them here first!

As well as being written and compiled for your titillation, this anthology is also designed to do good. A portion of the proceeds from Uniform Behaviour will be donated to UK charity Help for Heroes, which helps those wounded in current conflict.

The stories in this anthology have been hand-picked by a uniform aficionado, so you can rest assured that only the sexiest erotic fiction lies in this eBook.

Publisher: Andrews UK; 1.0 edition (November 22, 2010)
ASIN: B004DI7PQM

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