About Sol Serano:
Sol Serano is a fictitious name for the author who loves to write about humans carnally connecting around a set of unusual circumstances. But no, the person behind the name, has never participated in a gay, male, three way, or had carnal romps in a run down video store. Ms. Sol Serano however has. Being fictitious, she gets to have all the fun.
What inspires you to write?
Inside my head there is always a dialogue playing, a scene with the subtext of whatever is going on around me. When I focus on the interior stories, reality fades away, the words spill on the page at a rather alarming rate. The zone, or some such, feels so spectacular. It’s like a drug. So i guess my inspiration is to achieve the buzz of the zone.
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to be a character based, seat of my pants writer. My stories generally revolve around a strong-willed independent type chick. So I dream up her wildest desires and add them to the mix. With everyone present, I start putting them in situations and stuff starts happening. Then when my head is going too fast for my fingers to keep up, I synopsize the next bit of content in kind of an outline format, as I go.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All the time. They are like people that live with me in my head. While I am writing, I find myself asking the characters questions. Sometimes I see them as a three-d model in my head. You know like those 3d computer animation software packages. I rotate them around – look at them from all directions. I don’t tend to describe my characters in too much detail. I want the reader to come up with their own idea based on that characters actions, speech, and reactions.
What advice would you give other writers?
I don’t feel qualified to give advice. Writing is a personal process, done in a mostly solitary setting. Each writer finds their way, or not.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I never considered anything but self-publishing. I see the value in having a publisher, in particular an editor, but I prefer the autonomy and control that comes with the indie set.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I surely hope it doesn’t go the way music has. What a mess. I love the fact that anyone can publish. I remember when I was a kid and told my parents I wanted to be an author when I grew up. Back then, you had limited choices and options, many requiring ‘connections’ or the correct ‘relationships’. They told me it wasn’t practical.
So in a way, the future is here. Self-publishing, if it hasn’t already, will overtake traditional book publishing in terms of revenue to the author.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Erotica, MMF Menage, Gay Fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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