About Shae Wilder:
I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. I especially love to write hot, sexy stories that make your pulse race. I have been writing in other genres for over a decade, but couldn’t stop the steamy stories from bubbling up in my brain. They just had to be written!
What inspires you to write?
Certain settings really inspire my ideas. If I come across an interesting place, I just can’t help imagining what characters might occupy it, and what trouble they might be getting into. From there, stories tend to arise. I try to write down the interesting ones.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do a rough outline beforehand, but for some reason, once I start writing I usually veer off into other directions. I like to write in a linear fashion, then go back and revise, revise, revise! Dialogue comes easiest for me, but I also enjoy world building. One of the toughest thing for me is figuring out character names and titles. I’ve been known to give the same name to different characters in one manuscript.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I definitely listen to my characters. In fact, I let them do most of the talking. They often let me know where they want the story to go. Other times, I have to make them do what I want them to do. It’s hard to know who’s in charge!
What advice would you give other writers?
Read as much as you can in the genre in which you want to write. Also, don’t be afraid to write a terrible first draft. Most writers hate their first drafts…I know I do. The key is revision. Find a critique partner who can give you honest, useful feedback. Then revise the manuscript as well as you can and then revise it again. Be ready to market your book, too. It’s a lot of work, but the reward is huge.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Because of my genre, I decided to self-publish my books. I am published in other genres under a different name, so I’ve experienced both sides of the coin. So far, the self-publishing route has been a great deal more work, but I’ve enjoyed it. The learning curve is huge, though. I feel like a babe in the woods sometimes, but everyone has to start at the beginning. Just like writing or reading a book! I would advise new authors to try whichever their heart tells them. Traditional publishing has great benefits, but self-publishing has its own. There is a lot of marketing work to be done, no matter which path you take. Be prepared to promote yourself and your work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Wow, I wish I knew. To be honest, I think the future of paper books is grim. Since e-publishing is so easy, I see more and more authors heading toward self-publishing. The problem is getting your book to stand out in the crowd. I see the market getting saturated quickly. As an author, this isn’t the best news, as prices will fall, but as a reader, I love the idea of unlimited books at low prices. It’s a tough situation. We’ll have to see what happens.
What genres do you write?: Erotica, Monster Erotica, Erotic Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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