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The Story of Sexy Grammar: Lesbian Sex Tricks & Your Target Market

“Do you want to make her come?” I asked the circle of men around me. “Or do you want to make her come with your dick?”

Long before I taught entrepreneurs how to build social media campaigns, I taught a class I called Dyke Tricks For Straight Dicks at the Bay Area’s clean, well-lighted store for sex toys, Good Vibrations.

Teaching men about female pleasure anatomy showed me how to ask good questions, reach my audience, and consistently deliver a wildly popular message–that some women want more than penetrative sex from their male partners.

Inevitably, the men who attended my Dyke Tricks classes learned something about female sexual pleasure. The women in their lives thanked me with referrals, requests for advanced classes, and sometimes even flowers. And I learned how to motivate a target market.

 The Sexy Grammarian  is a small business owner who brings passion and marketing savvy to Private Sessions that help fellow entrepreneurs find the words to tell their story and sell their services. Get a free Private Session with the Sexy Grammarian now.

Honorary Sexy G: Marketing Guru Ken Stram

Ken Stram may be earning his living as the think tank behind 2Bridge Communications, a public relations firm that helps small and growing businesses reach the next level, but he’s earning his reputation as an entrepreneurial thought leader by sharing his business acumen freely and generously on his blog, Ken and the Art of Entrepreneurship. If you’re starting a business, growing a business, or re-thinking your business strategy, you should be following him.

Each one a precious gem, his posts sparkle with clever ideas about conceiving, building, and marketing a business. Learning from Ken, I’ve fallen in love again with the value of the old-school SWOT analysis and acquired the useful habit of asking my own business writer clients, “Who’s your Jenny?” I like his straightforward approach and cupcake-sized servings of marketing wisdom. His writing style challenges and inspires me to think about marketing another way. That’s what I call a Sexy Grammarian.

So in the name of all that is sexy and grammatically correct, go sharpen your marketing skills with Ken and the Art of Entrepreneurship, and tell him what you think by commenting, punching a like button, subscribing, or telling your friends on Facebook and Twitter about him. And thanks for celebrating Sexy Grammar Week with us!

What is Sexy Grammar?

It’s the fun way we present writing tools and grammar guidelines. But it’s also a philosophy—that writing and art satisfy a human urge to create, not unlike sex. Sexy Grammar is about letting your inner writer be sexy—aroused, engaged, and unapologetic. When you do that, your writing gets sexy, and that attracts readers. You can get Private Sexy Grammar Lessons here.

What is Sexy Grammar Week?

We conceived Sexy Grammar Week three years ago when we noted March 3rd as  America’s Sexuality Day and March 4th as National Grammar Day. Then we established a flirtatious Sexy Grammar Week tradition: we crown honorary Sexy Grammarians and glorify them here on the blog. This year we’re featuring bloggers who really put out, like Ken Stram. Did you miss this week’s other Honorary Sexy Grammarians? Each one’s a star! Meet some bloggers who really put out: Dave X Robb, Mags & Stu, Lisa & Jenni, and Elizabeth O’Brien.

Day 22: Flying Blind

Today’s Word Count Goal: 43,565

Today’s Word Count So-Far: 37,025

Total Word Count Goal: 50,000


When birds fly forward, they are not at all looking in the same direction they’re moving. Instead, they watch the passing scenery, like a passenger in a car. Birds fly blind.

From now on when I’m writing first drafts in a word processing program, I will set the screen view at 50% or less. I’ve been doing it all month, and I love it as a new technique for writing with abandon. Flying blind.

The idea first came to me in conversation with the my friend and colleague, the astute and talented Ken Stram, author of the brilliant blog, Ken and the Art of Entrepreneurship.

Honing his own writing skills, Ken confessed to me that he had resorted to taping a piece of paper over his laptop screen to keep himself from reading back and self-editing while he journaled or drafted new work.

I thought it a brilliant idea but too fussy for this month’s gonzo, laptop-on-the-street, pigeon-stalking writing adventures. But shrinking the view to an unreadable size? A cinch.

Try it. You’ll have more typos than usual, of course, but you can fix those later. The point is, I can just write, write write without reading back, without judging, without editing, without even putting on my reading glasses. I can keep moving forward.

And like a bird, it’s really okay, that I’m not looking at what I’m doing. In fact, like a bird, I may gather more interesting, imaginative, and scenic information by looking elsewhere.

Watch my next few blog posts for shots of other childrens books about pigeons. I’m doing my market research!


Watch the Sexy Grammarian participate in National Novel Writing Month for the third year in a row. I’ll post word counts and worries here daily, Tweet about it, raise funds for the Office of Letters And Light, and host Meet Me/Tweet Me open loft writing sessions all month long.

Day 2: I might put some big ideas up on paper in pretty colors . . .

Today’s Word Count Goal: 5900

Today’s Word Count So-Far: 2950

Total Word Count Goal: 50,000

I wrote right up until midnight on day one, a rollicking day of headcold threats, perfect weather, shiny new technology, under-bench pigeon sitings, a train ride, sexual health education, shady business dealings, fried chicken, everlasting peace, a lovely new client, and a World Series win (Go Giants!) And yeah, I reached my day one writing goal at 11:57pm.

Today, I’ve got a little more time to linger. I might put some big ideas up on paper in pretty colors. I might go pigeon watching.

The wife snapped this pigeon picture and sent it to me. Yeah, the sky was like that in The City today.


Watch the Sexy Grammarian participate in National Novel Writing Month for the third year in a row. I’ll post word counts and worries here daily, Tweet about it, raise funds for the Office of Letters And Light, and host Meet Me/Tweet Me open loft writing sessions all month long.

Plys & Plus

And speaking of pie, I have a friend who runs a business called Pie. He is a real businessman with expertise and knowledge and venture capitalists following him around. He has a blog called PLYs and PLUs.

Drew Banks is a self-described entrepreneur, business author, and novelist. And his blog brings all the most interesting aspects of those three roles into one place. So you can read about his experiences getting his two novels published as well as about how he got his company funded.

I like to read what Drew writes, so I hope he’ll keep blogging. I’m hoping that the peer pressure of a few hits on his site today will shake loose a new post from this wise man.

Summer, 2004, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA