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I joined DD in 2014, after being a member of the Erotica Author Forum. At that time, I had lost my job, but wasn't in dire straits, with freelance work lined up. I had the luxury of trying and failing a few billion times. Each time, many members of DD were helpful enough to tell me what I was doing wrong and how I could improve.

I didn't actually listen until 2015, when my freelance work dried up and I was suddenly in the position of having to pay for two incomes. Fast. $5k/month was my target, to pay for living costs, medical bills, and still have enough to pay off debts and not live paycheck to paycheck.

The information on DD was there all along. Repeated ad nauseam in thread after thread of successful people who were willing to lend their time and experience to help people like me. When I joined a collaborative penname - one of the amazing group projects found on DD - I finally started to get it. In May of 2015, before I joined a group name, I made $300. The next month, I made $1700. My income has grown every month since. In January of 2016, I started a new penname and made almost $12,000.

It's all because of DD. Through DD I picked up no-nonsense business advice that helped me buckle down and start to earn a full-time income. I learned productivity exercises that have helped me write up to 10k words in a day. I learned how to analyze the market and write to it, stacking the odds in my favor to be able to have a brand new release get into the top 100 of the Amazon store.

And that's not even counting the incredible people I've met here. They say if you want to be successful, you need to surround yourself with successful people. Before I came here, I was surrounded by writers who wanted to make it big, but weren't willing to put in the work. Writers who were looking for some magic solution.

There is no magic solution. If you came here looking for one, just turn back now. But the hard-working community of DD proves, month in and month out, that if you put in the time, the effort, and the willingness to learn from your mistakes, you can succeed.

Roxy Sinclaire

Joining DD has been one of the best things I have done since starting to write and publish. At the beginning I had NO idea what I was doing. Zip. Nada. Then I joined DD and my life changed. I went from making $12 and $16 a month to now over $300 a month, and it looks like the ceiling keeps getting higher and higher with every new interaction I make with the other members and vast array of knowledge all around!

E. Davies

Dirty Discourse is the only forum where I've ever been both supported and challenged, sometimes at the same time, by so many business-savvy and passionate authors. Authors of many genres will find nuggets of actionable knowledge here - a rarity in writing forums, which often cater to one genre only or too broadly to every author. Indeed, DD launched my career as a gay romance author and has been with me every step of the way. I always recommend that authors who are serious about pursuing writing as a passion or a business join the forum and jump in ready to learn!

Gina Drayer

Joining Dirty Discourse is like taking a master class in publishing from some of today's best-selling indie authors.

Ashley Rhodes

If you want to make money writing erotica or romance, there isn't a better place on the internet to learn your craft. Come and join our Dirty Discourse!

Jessie Haynes

Dirty Discourse is the most welcoming, helpful, and positive community that I have ever belonged to - writing or otherwise - but I consider this group to be the one place where anyone can come, find help, and make a real plan to meet their writing goals. In DD, you have helpful people who behave with civility and amazing mods that keep the place clean and safe. Aside from being incredibly fun, DD is some place where I learn, where I can bring my sorrows and strife and victory, where I thrive. I love DD, unabashedly.

DZRB Books

Dirty Discourse is absolutely everything I ever wanted in a trade organization, minus all the drama. The others out there should take notes, because this is how it's done. Real advice that works from people who have tried it. Join now and learn something you'll wish you'd known a long time ago.

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