About Lindy S. Hudis:
Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, WEEKENDS, her "Hollywood" story CITY OF TOYS, and her crime novel, CRASHERS.
She is also the author of an erotic short story series, "The S&M Club" and "The Mile High Club".
Her short film “The Lesson” was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. It is also available for viewing on YouTube.
She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama "Sunset Beach". She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development.
She lives in California with her husband and two children.
What inspires you to write?
I have been writing all of my life, actually. Even when I was a little girl, I used to love to make up stories and write them down. I was obsessed with the Judy Blume books – what little girl of the 70’s was not? One day, I thought to myself, “I can do that….” So I started writing some short stories, ghost stories, stories about kids – it just snowballed after that. Writing is just a passion one is born with. I am constantly writing stories in my head. I guess that either makes me a fiction author or a loony!
Tell us about your writing process.
I don't really have a specific process. Not really, I just let my characters tell me what they want to do. Not sure what that style is called, but that is how I write. I just get very involved with my characters on a personal level, and they lead the way. I just type away. I find that using an outline is more of a distraction, so I just go with my gut feeling, I never second guess myself.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh of course! I fall in love with my sexy male characters, especially the ones in my "rock & roll" erotica series. They all come from a place inside of me, so I know them very well.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up – don’t do it! If you have a story to tell, then tell it. Don’t get discouraged, and whatever you do, don’t let the negativity from other people put a damper on your dreams. Get out there and finish your novel! Write just one page a day if that is all you have time for, but do it!
Also, speak with other writer's and try to form a mentor type of relationship if possible. My father-in-law, Norman Hudis, the late great English writer. He has written for television, film and books. He has given me wonderful advice over the years, and has given me amazing encouragement, too. He was a fascinating man.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I just went for it, I figured that I had nothing to lose, so I started the journey of becoming a published author. “Weekends” was my first book, and that is a romance suspense set at a luxurious beach hotel in California. Jackie Collins is an author who I just adore so I guess you could say she was my inspiration. She is excellent at what she does! So, I became inspired to write something suspenseful and romantic that takes place at this gorgeous, sexy location. I wrote the first twenty-two pages on a lark just for fun on an old rickety typewriter many years ago. I stuffed them into a drawer and forgot all about them. Then, when I got married and moved in with my husband, he found them in an old box. He asked me what it was and I said “oh…nothing…just me fooling around…” or something like that. Then I got pregnant with my daughter and had plenty of time on my hands, so I decided to put those twenty-two pages on my computer for the heck of it, then I kept on writing it, and kept on writing it, until I had a completed novel. So, I sent out query letters, got a book deal, and the rest is history!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I would like to believe that with the new media, many new authors will get to have a voice and an opportunity. I think the day of the "gatekeepers" needs to go away. There is so much talent out there, they deserve an opportunity.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Erotic romance, romance suspense, thriller, mystery, women's fiction, rock & roll erotic romance.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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