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Vore Writer Meet and Greet

Posted by Brazzel 10 days ago

 

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!


Shel Silverstein, Invitation

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Hello, all! Originally, this post was meant to be The Business of Vore Writing, but, though I started on Wednesday and have been chipping away ever since, the damn thing is so large that I keep having to reformat it. I'm not sure when it will get done, so I think I'll try something lighter for next Monday's post.

Anyhow, instead of that, today I thought it would be fun to do a little meet and greet! Writing is such an isolated task that we rarely get a chance to stick our heads out the window and yell at the neighbors and sometimes, especially at the beginning of the journey, it can get quite lonely. You don't have to follow the format that I will use, but if you're a writer and you're eye just twitched when I used the wrong form of 'your', please introduce yourself in the comments. I'd love to meet you.

Hello! My name is Brazzel. I've been writing seriously for about eight years now, having taken four years of creative writing in college. My major influences were Cornelia Funke (I reread The Thief Lord and Inkheart every year) and Diana Wynne Jones. When I was around ten, I saw Cornelia Funke's picture in the back of my beat up copy of Dragon Rider and it was the first time that I realized that books were written by people and, subsequently, that I was people. At the time, I didn't envision myself becoming a fetish writer.

I started writing vore...five years ago? It was mostly a way to escape from the drab exercises in the fiction class that I was taking, but then I received some positive feedback and the rest is history. I'm a sucker for compliments and I'm especially susceptible to criticism (writing workshops are about 50/50 with some absolutely devastating, but fair, critiques), so having a forum to throw my work in was fun. I was surprised the first time someone asked me for a commission. I had never been paid for my writing and I had no clue what I was supposed to do, so I reached out to VaguenessIncoming for help and two years later we ended up writing our first book, Camilla and the Snake, which led to us forming Snakethroat Books and publishing a fuckton of illustrated novellas. If you asked me what I like about vore writing, I'd say that I'm particularly enamored with the number of ways that people can tell the same story. Vore is centered around a very simple concept—person gets eaten whole—but I've seen thousands of interpretations of that prompt and every story is different. It still fascinates me. And through that, I've begun to take an interest in the structures of the books that I love, going back through them and stripping them down to their bare components to piece them back together. It's partially a writing exercise and partially another way to engage with these novels, but I feel like I've been making steady improvements to my own writing by analyzing the work of others. And who said my English degree was useless?

Other than vore writing, which is my job, I like to read, watch movies, and play a number of FPS shooters that I am garbage at. I'm quite decent at sand volleyball. I prefer dogs over cats. My favorite color is sea green and I would love to be sail across the Atlantic in a schooner one of these days. The most recent book that I've been gushing over is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.

If you have any questions about me, feel free to leave them in the comments, and it would mean the world to me if you introduced yourself as well, even if you haven't started writing on Eka's yet. I'd be happy to get to know ya.
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Altimos

Posted by Altimos 10 days ago Report

Hi, I'm Altimos...

I've been writing vore, unpublished, for quite a few years. I've written a lot of homebrewed modules for D&D, for even longer.

I took creative writing while in college, because I wanted to be able to put my thoughts on paper. Mainly the ability to tell a proper story to my players of the campaigns I ran as a DM. But also, because I have such an overactive imagination and to ensure I don't forget what I thought up, I would turn them into stories. My favorite book series would probably be Dragonlance, Tales saga probably the my favorite of all the Dragonlance books.

Why unpublished vore stories? Well... it's not like when I made some interactive stuff through my game, Ancient Reckoning. But to me, a story is a little more personal between the reader and author. So, I haven't had the courage to actually post any of my stories here on Eka's. I did share 2 of my stories on one discord server I'm on and one other individual on another server. While my stories were well received on the one discord server, the one individual I shared my stories with still hasn't gotten back with me for like a month or two (or three?), so I'm sure they've forgotten about me (Or maybe read it and didn't like my writing, maybe?) *shrugs*

At any rate, someday I'll share my stories I've written, here on Eka's...

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 9 days ago Report

Hi, Altimos! I doubt that they simply didn't like your writing. Getting people to read your work is like leading a horse to water; you can hand them the draft, but the rest is up to them. I feel you when you say that stories are more personal, though. There's nothing more terrifying than putting a piece of yourself in your work and then exposing it to potential criticism, or worse, complete apathy, but I will say that the more you do it, the easier it gets. Everyone who has ever created something that you've enjoyed has taken that leap at some point. Give it a shot! I'm sure you'll do fine.

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 10 days ago Report

Okay, a notch nervous. But I may as well shill here...

Yo, LemonBarb here; and I've probably been writing fetish stuff here for nearly two years now. Maybe a notch longer, if it weren't for writer's block then. And oh, also written other stuff on the side a bit longer, under different usernames. Albert more on an Omake lens, and a failed take on running a participator's interactive Quest or two.

My education was actually, based more on videogames development than actual writing. So more niche in knowing how to develop a playable game, and get it done on 'time'. (Hint, it's a lot more effort to program than write, and if you're stuck with sub-standard assets, it'd feel cheap regardless. Before debug, and feature cuts comes into play...) So in that lens, I'd get that desire to create a narrative world, story or tale that'd suck the reader in, and maybe impart a good feeling, or a nice interesting thought. If nothing else.


As for future aspirations? Honestly, feel more amateur as a writer here, than a game developer. If anything, I'm treating this place as more a hack improvisional, training montage in trying to not write verbosely, or in gibberish. But if I do decide to continue writing, possibly to a professional degree. If such likes as Amazon ain't paying it from the getgo, my personal bias would be more towards writing a more 'mainstream' story on another platform, and see if it sticks with potential fan support as my soul prayed upon income.

I'd probably say more, but I think this ought to do as a brief notes of an intro.

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 9 days ago Report

Hello, Lemonbarb! It's interesting to hear that your background is in game development. Are there any games or stories that influenced that decision, or is it just something that you've always wanted to do? As for your future aspirations, I feel like writing slots in pretty well with game development! If the goal is income, however, Amazon and other writing platforms are usually a slow burn. I frequent a lot of Amazon book seller forums and most folks there agree that you either have to publish multiple times a month or hyper focus on your social media presence. I kind of enjoy the idea of optimizing like that—it's kind of like a game—but I am also a crazy person.

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 9 days ago Report

Yo 'gain. Nice to see your reply. So I'll respond to your thoughts in banter.

First, on game development. Let's just say on that field, I have a bit of a debt to games saving my life at one point. To the point I often think of game mechanics at times, sketched them on MSPaint even at one point. I'd say more, but it'd be off tangent to Eka's, unless I build a 'side' vore game. Suffice to say, my favored genre; the "RPG" is perhaps the very field I waste 'too' much time on, in development justifications. So that's a nailstopper there. That said, fun fact with writing; "Choose your own adventure", or "Interactive stories" can easily be blurred into a videogame genre of it's own right. Especially if mixed with Ren'py for all I care. TYPE MOON covered that sort of genre at their onset.

As for income, I'm well aware at the best case scenario it'd be a slow burn, especially when I have a feeling writing's slightly less appreciated compared to art. Especially when fanfiction is involved (that I'd have to generally dodge at a wayslide, due to feeling it being a legal grey area when commissions are invovled. At least for me.)

While on social media. Honestly, that's the one area I'm weakest in. By and large more a social hermit than anything. If anything, my current writing has more 'likes' here on Eka's Portal, than one other NSFW place I'm hosting my content on. But eh, hearsays.

But yeah. The ultimate thing with game development, especially solo. Is you have to deal with a lot more things than "just" programming. There's art/assets, and sound/music to consider. And implementing all those things or features takes time. Time that I feel like I'm often wasteful on, but hey; self-deprecation here!

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 9 days ago Report

Interactive stories are dope as fuck. The only long one that I've managed to play through at this point is Higurashi, When They Cry and it was a super fun experience. And I do feel like everyone who talks about game development emphasizes just how much goes into it. To go solo, you either need to be ridiculously multitalented or be able to pull from a massive library of art and music.

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 9 days ago Report

Either that, or be content with being amateur in at least one field, or few. A memetic case in point could be Homestuck, from MSPaint adventures. And honestly, how that 'shoddy' an artstyle could still draw fans, is probably inspiring enough to at least have a hand on something, sort of deal. ;)

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 9 days ago Report

Can't help but 'double post' on this blog. But figured on a casual lens, I'd also share my own views in crafting a story, at least to the narrative "arc structure" of things. To me, I'd like to write a vore-themed story to the following named arcs, in the lens of treating it as an erotica-based story. Those arcs being;

"Setting/Arousal",
"Foreplay (Voreshadow?)",
"Intercourse (Ingestion)",
"Climax (Gestation"),
and lastly "Afterglow", followed by "Hangover" on the aftermath of the vore-themed story.

Probably ain't perfect, especially as the word count can bloat heavily if you add more and more 'steps' to a story. But end point is generally what I'd feel is maybe a more engaging story, than some of the briefer ones. That said, brevity also has it's charm, in getting straight to the action.

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mrminceman

Posted by mrminceman 9 days ago Report

Hi my name is mrminceman.

I am a huge fan of anime, videogames and movies. I am such a fan of these things that one day I would like to be a Computer scientist in order to contribute to game development. I also started to take up writing to improve my ability to think out more imaginative scenarios.

I got into vore because I was fan of watching women stuff themselves and burp on youtube, which eventually turned into having a fetish in vore. My desire to write in this fetish is simply provide more content for the characters I would like to see in that context and for my own enjoyment. I usually get an art commission to go along with the stories I write as well.
I am an amateur at writing, and I am pretty casual at it, but I enjoy the feeling of contributing.

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 9 days ago Report

Hello, Mr. Minceman!

Casually writing to improve your imagination is probably one of the best ways to do it! It also helps with communication, which is a major plus if you intend to go into something as multilayered as game development.

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Manwad

Posted by Manwad 9 days ago Report

Hey! I'm Manwad. Bit of a renaissance man as I went from a cybersecurity degree in a dead town, to the mix of vore writing, tabletop rpg game dev, and some light Twine coding that I do now. I started writing via PS3 fight-RPs, moved onto Google+ and after a few years, took to seriously improving my writing via incremental progress in RPs, joined a flash fiction group where I pumped out a 500~ word short story a week, and now I'm here.

Been writing vore for like, 9ish months now. It feels like, to me, there's a bunch of unexplored niches that I wanna dive into in regards to it. I have some great ambitions for short story series, just need to execute on it.

Biggest inspirations are Jason Pargin, much of Cracked.com's old articles, Fiona Van Dahl, and the endless amount of stoner comedies/weird indie comedies like Napolean Dynamite I watched when I was way too young to understand any of it. Also Madoka Magica and Evangelion live in my head, forever.

I'm currently on an ancient literature kick, with the Epic of Gilgamesh up front and The Illiad next.

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 9 days ago Report

Hello, Manwad!

Madoka Magica is baller as fuck. I went into it spoiler free in high school and it kicked me in the nuts. It's cool to hear that you not only do vore writing, but game dev and Twine coding as well! I feel like they use a similar brand of creativity.

And also, lord, tell me if you get through The Illiad. I've tried, man, I've tried, but I end up dying at around book 7 when it's just a long description of a series of duels, followed by a nine page summary of the results of said duels.

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 9 days ago Report

Honestly, I feel for you when it comes to literature. Some books, you just can't mentally parse, or read past a few sentences. To the point it feels like a literative chore.

My personal experience in that department, was when I was told to read "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" in High School? But honestly, with how bland the prose was, I couldn't read past the first chapter without just losing focus all the time, within that story.

Could be a sign of how stories can become unreadable throughout the passage of time. Or just dry, unreadable pose. But regardless, I'd feel that knowing those 'boredom', or tiring moments is probably just as important to be mindful. If only to go "okay, this one's a fucking yawnfest. Why is that the case?" And from there, think of how one can improve their own writing with that in mind.

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SwordkingX5

Posted by SwordkingX5 9 days ago Report

I'll give it a shot.

My name is SwordkingX5 Sword to keep it short.

I started doing writing with Yuri and futanari mainly creating whatever idea I wanted and however I wanted, didn't matter the series, I just wrote my idea when I felt the show didn't use a character to the full extent I'll write something myself.

Later when I got into vore, I looked around and just started making my own idea's for scenes I thought would be fun or interesting or just cause no else thought to do something like it.

I havn't writen a proper story in ages, usually starting something and then lightly chipping away at it adding small bits here and there, or getting an idea I know someone would never do or be able to do, wiriting it up to a point then deleting it to clear the thought from my mind.
I want to write stories and maybe take commissions for them, but mostly I want to enjoy writing again,
I still make stories, but that's mostly for commissioned pictures I have.

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 8 days ago Report

Hello, Sword!

That feeling of "I wish there was more of this" is the writer pipeline. It starts with simple fan fiction and it ends in a 300 page wiki on an AU where the side character becomes the protagonist, changing the entire structure of the narrative.

Writing to clear the brain is valid. Putting thoughts into words solidifies the thoughts and I respect you for being able to delete them when you feel like the line is complete. And friend, if you want to enjoy writing again, just write and write to your heart's content. You got this.

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HalfDime

Posted by HalfDime 9 days ago Report

Hi, all! My username is Half Dime and I am the world’s slowest author.

I have been writing for as long as I can remember (one of my earliest childhood memories is scrawling a “children’s book” in which my kindergarten teacher gets kidnapped by a Scooby-Doo-style phantom) and have been hammering out erotic shorts for over a year.

Originally, I wanted to sell my erotica on Amazon but quickly realized just how limiting KDP can be. For something I wanted to do as a hobby, there was too much red tape to justify the time and effort it would have taken to be a success. Besides, one day, I don’t want to have to explain to my wife why Amazon has been sending us five, ten dollars a month for the past decade.

So, instead of making money off my ramblings, I offer them for free to all of you. Like every good author, my hard drive is overloaded with WIPs I hope to post someday. In the meantime, I have three stories posted to this site if anyone’s interested.

Thanks for reading and talk to you soon!

- Half Dime

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 8 days ago Report

Hello, Half Dime!

Gods, KDP can be such a mess. I know a few authors that swear by it and a few that avoid it like the plague. There was a period around...was it 2011, 2012? Anyhow, there was a period when erotica topped the charts on Amazon because their support for shorter pieces with good engagement were high. Then a bunch of fantasy authors went, "It's not fair that they get paid lots for novellas when I write a tome and people only get 20 pages into it." Then the whole system shifted and now, most folks that I know who write erotica on Kindle have to publish 4-5 times a month to stay relevant in the rat race. It's a shame. Good on you for continuing to write and create. In a world where Patrick Rothfuss exists, I doubt you're the world's slowest author.

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 8 days ago Report

Honestly, if I'm hit with a Rat Race. I'm more likely to consider dropping out of that 'race' entirely, and look at where else I could make money from/on instead. By which point, I'd probably argue to a social media hell, building a fanbase dedicated to supporting you at your lowest, is probably more vital, than contending a Rat Race.

But hey, that's when it's a catch 22 on which would be better, "Money", or "Fame"? And well, chances are you could end up with either/both crazy fans or malicious agents who would want to ruin you. So there's also a reason why anyone sane would rather have "just" money, over "just" that (plus Fame.)

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LemonBarb

Posted by LemonBarb 8 days ago Report

Going to say it briefly in my point of view. But yeah, I feel for you under the WIP hell, and I'm atm having a fresh relook over one dated long-story I abandoned years back, due to procrastination on top of inexperienced writer's block at the time. Ideally, once I've polished it fully, to a point. I'd submit it here, if nothing else.

That said, I've got a bias mind when it comes to Amazon's "exclusive only" package. I'd go on a rant, but my gut feeling is essentially two daggers/devils. Being between "Heads: Exclusive from the getgo" with no lost good will. Or Tails: Become exclusive as I'm 'popular' enough, at the expense of generating bad blood with some users/supporters no longer supporting me, due to the move.

If anything, rebel me's more interested in considering alternative platforms and publishers to maybe host erotic content for sale. Such as gumroad or have it developed through the adult subscribestar, among "hey, OnlyFans?" but that's, a sort of overdue "thesis" on adult themed media (commissions or otherwise). Hint, the 'shortest' yardstick is/being PayPal is a dick, by T&C defaulting. As with Stripe as well. And since they have a monopoly on 'easy' online payment procedures...

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nap25

Posted by nap25 9 days ago Report

I've been a big fan of your writing, qnd have bought a good number of your books. I'll be honest, I started writing to scratch an itch for certain situations I wasn't finding in a lot of stories. But a lot of real life issues, depression, and burnout killed my momentum. I keep telling myself I'll get back to writing, but I haven't gotten anything past some simple drafts in years.

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Brazzel

Posted by Brazzel 8 days ago Report

Hello, Nap25!

I see a lot of folks beating themselves up over their unfulfilled desire to write. Sometimes the advice is to write anyway. Sometimes the advice is to make a schedule. But sometimes, the advice is to allow yourself to heal. I can't presume to know what you've gone through, so I won't. All I can say is that I know how frustrating it is to want to do something, maybe even need to do something, and find yourself unable, but sometimes you just need time. Time to get your head on straight and your affairs in order. Time to the find the passion again. It will come. And if, soon, you feel the spark to pick up the pen again, I urge you to follow it and to use even that tiny bit of momentum to write something, anything, and look at it and be happy that it simply exists. You made it. The rest can come after that.

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Embrace5671

Posted by Embrace5671 7 days ago Report

Hello, I'm Embrace.

When I was young, I would constantly listen to stories that I was certainly not allowed to (Creepypasta stories, not fetish or erotica, you can calm down). The detail of those stories, how well they were put together, how they sucked me in and made me feel like I was right there. As I grew up, eventually getting my vore fetish, I would find stories just like them, making me feel like I was there, keeping my attention the whole way. It was then that I wanted to be like all of them. I wanted to write good stories too. I finally got confidence to write on here a little over a year ago. While drawing has become just as prominent as my writing, my stories are still my favorite art to post.

When I'm not writing, I love to sketch; trying to improve, watch YouTube (usually lets plays), or playing video games. I love survival shooters like Resident Evil games, but Spider-Man PS4 is a fun game to play too. My most favorite book, which I recently discovered, is the light novel series "I'm In Love With The Villainous" (I go between book 1 and 2 for my favorite).

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