About A.S. Peavey:
A.S. Peavey is branching out from micro caption-based Erotica (which you can check out on Tumblr), to explore the world of longer form stories and novels, and is excited by the opportunities offered to expand on those shorter stories, and grasp what tugs at the libido. Peavey lives along the Rocky Mountains, going out to hike and bike when time and the weather allow.
What inspires you to write?
I try to take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. I take note of small elements that intrigue me and add them to other elements from other sources, mixing and matching until I have something that clicks. A lot of it those elements from others books I’ve read (I liked that story, but what if the character went down this path instead? What if I added this element?). Sometimes a conversation strikes a weird chord in my head, and I stop talking and just start brainstorming.
Tell us about your writing process.
I find that writing without any preparation simple doesn’t work for me. My stories end up meandering. But if I create an outline then the story is too rigid and can become boring. Instead, I like to brainstorm, to come up with elements that might fit, to try to understand the characters first, and then throw all that I’ve prepared together. The interaction of the characters with the plot elements tends to sort everything out. Some of what I prepared goes unused or is radically changed, but what does get used and that serves as a background for a good story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters, but they definitely have a life of their own. If I put two characters together, then they tend to interact naturally, they may come up with an idea I wouldn’t have thought of. Of course, I have to do a lot of prep work first, I have to understand those characters, and the situation they live in. But if they have enough of a spark, they will have a life of their own.
What advice would you give other writers?
1. Make sure that you really love writing, and that you love the genre(s) you write in because 2. at first you are going to put out a lot of drivel. But if you have the passion to keep going, you’ll eventually become a good writer.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
For the longest time I thought writing was just a hobby, something that I did because I enjoyed it. I thought that I couldn’t possibly be as good as the authors I read and enjoyed, right? But then I realized that I had some ideas that no one else was writing about, at least not the way I wanted to write about them. It also helped that I was writing micro stories for free and I had lots of positive feedback, including one person tell me she’d buy my books if I wrote something longer.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book reading is strong. I’m pretty sure that isn’t just wishful thinking, I’m pretty sure people will continue reading. But the publishing world needs to be transformed. I thinking there is a place for traditional publishing companies, but I think that self-publishing also has its place. I think self-publishing can help keep traditional publishers honest and innovative. That kind of competition will hopefully drive reading and writing to a better future.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Erotica, Erotic Romance, Erotic Mystery
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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