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Introduction

Guy explained in Pipe Dreams how he found his way into writing porn by accident. No full time writer yet, he idly wondered who wrote the stories in the magazines in the bank's mess room, so knocked a story out that night and had his wife 'shaking her head in disbelief.' It was accepted, however, and Guy quickly realised that these magazines needed a lot of content and were willing to pay well for it.

So began a lucrative career in smut that lasted to the end of the decade. He earned around £2,500 a year just writing 250 or so stories and batches of readers' letters for Gold Star Publications in 1975 and 1976. That's in addition to any other porn he wrote, such as the Sexy Confessions series, not to mention the five horror novels, four Disney adaptations and other material that he wrote during the same period. He was a busy man but he needed to be, as 1975 was his first year as a full time writer.

Most of this work was done for a variety of British magazines published by Thorpe & Porter, Tabor or Gold Star Publications, but Guy also wrote for the American market, cruder titles like Smut and Screw where his English terminology had to be translated.

Here's a page exploring what Guy wrote for Gold Star Publications.


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