About Addison Winters:
Addison Winters has her master’s in military psychology and is currently working on her doctorate. She is an avid researcher and reader and when she is not lost in the world of her own creation, she is busy exploring the southwest region of the country. She is slightly addicted to coffee and after recently moving to Arizona, has a new-found appreciation for Central Air Conditioning. She and her husband, Eric live in Phoenix with their daughters.
What inspires you to write?
My erotica series began as a joke between my husband and me. I majored in psychology during my undergrad studies and took many advanced human sexuality classes. My husband teased me that I should write about 'what I really learned in college'. And the rest is history.
Tell us about your writing process.
Every writer has their own process. I have never been an outliner although I have tried as some writers swear it works wonders for them. However, for me, it doesn't. I do have poster boards with character information, timelines, etc. that I am constantly adding to as the story or series develops. I use Microsoft word on my laptop, but I also carry a notebook in my purse so if I'm out and about, I can either jot down notes or continue working on whatever book I'm working on. I have scatter notebooks, scrapes of paper, and scribbles all over my desk. I am a firm believer in the theory of organized chaos. Typically, I begin with research (if necessary) and most often, I can be found writing in my living room instead of my office. I seem to write better when surrounded by the chaos of my children and their friends.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I definitely listen to and talk to my characters. They tell the story. I simply write it down. They sometimes take it in a direction I had not foreseen, do or say something I may not like or agree with or do something unexpected, but I go with it, because the story belongs to them, not me. It is theirs to tell, I am simply the instrument they use to tell it.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you know. Write what makes you happy. Be influenced by others, but find your own style. Be true to yourself and true to your characters.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have always used a traditional publisher. It has always worked best for me, personally. But I know many who love the freedom of being self-published. My advice is to do your research and do what is best for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
When eBooks came out, many people jumped on it and it hurt the sells of paperbacks. However, it has balanced out in the last couple years and even tipped in favor of paperbacks over eBooks. For me, and many others, we prefer to hold a book while enjoying a book as we spend enough hours during the day staring at a computer screen.
What genres do you write?: erotica
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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