Writing Spicy: Craft-Focused Queer Erotica Writing Group – Sliding Scale

Sliding scale is $200-500

Put in the number you’d like to pay from $200-500, in $25 increments (for example, $425, $375, etc).

Before you decide how much to pay, please read the information below and reflect on where you best fit on the scale. I trust you.



Writing Spicy: Online Erotica Writing Group, October-November 2023

You’ll get your first assignments on October 6, and the first webinar will be Sunday October 15th.

Sundays, October 15 – November 19, 2023
10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET
Last day to register is October 5, 2022

Sliding Scale information for Writing Spicy

I know that community, feedback, and support for your writing can be transformational, and I feel strongly that these things should be accessible to everyone who wants them. I strive to make it so that money is not a barrier to participating in my group classes or private lessons. For this reason, I reserve some sliding scale spots for working class students in all of my classes.

I believe that teachers and artists deserve to make a living wage. For this reason, the number of sliding scale spots I am able to offer is limited. Please be mindful that if you sign up for a sliding scale spot when you can truthfully afford the standard rate, either on your own or with help from family or friends, you are limiting access for others.

Here’s how my sliding scale works:

You choose where you fall, and what you pay within that range. I don’t require any explanation. Select your cost according to an honest assessment of your class background, current financial situation, and what you’re able to pay.

(Thanks to Eli Conley for giving me permission to use some of his sliding scale language.)

About Writing Spicy: Craft Intensive Queer Erotica Writing Group

Join me, Sinclair Sexsmith, for this five week long writing group where we will dive deep into the craft of writing dirty stories.

We’ll look deeply at the parts of an erotic story: the opening paragraphs, the first consent moment, the climax (orgasmic or not), and finally the ending.

We’ll be reading plenty of examples to emulate and learn from along the way, and we’ll be bravely sharing our work to encourage constructive feedback, support, and encouragement.

Come join me and dive into writing erotica.

Read more about the workshop here.

More questions?
Email me, sinclair@sugarbutch.net.

Additional information

level of support

low – $400, medium – $300, high – $200

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.