About Dear D:
We are a group of romance authors (and a few amateurs) writing our personal true erotic confessions collectively under this name.
What inspires you to write?
We all write professionally already, for most of us it’s our full time career. The stories we publish through Dear D, however, are different. Instead of writing to market or writing for readers, we’re writing to tell our stories. Reality is always more interesting than fiction.
Tell us about your writing process.
Our stories are 100% from the heart and by the seat of our pants. In our professional writing, we’re an eclectic mix of outliners and plotters. Some of us like Scrivener, others prefer Vellum and Jutoh. No character sketches, we’re all real and writing about our real lives.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
We lived these stories, and we’ve been dying to write them for years. Listening to our characters, our past selves, is how we came up with this 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
Learn everything you can about the mechanics of writing, marketing, formatting and publishing. A little knowledge goes a long way but a lot of knowledge goes straight to the bank.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We all met through a writer’s message board and discovered that our favorite stories were the ones we could never publish under our own names or the pen names we work with. We needed a fresh anonymous identity that specialized in true erotic confessions and our professional careers as authors would make it a fast success.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
We tried to answer this as a group and fought amongst ourselves. All we can agree on is that nobody knows the future and we all need to study trends and techniques to continue being successful.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: erotic confessions
What formats are your books in?: eBook
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.