About Violet Heart:
Violet Heart lives in West Hollywood with as many sexy, talented musicians as she can house in the mansion she took in the divorce settlement from her third husband. She stays busy, so writing is her excuse to make alone-time. You’ll never find sweet romance from Violet, though. She’s all about the kink.
What inspires you to write?
My universal theme is healing through love, so I’m inspired by deeply damaged characters. I take a great deal from what I know – people in my life, experiences of my own, and my wild imagination.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m mainly a seat of the pants writer and let my characters drive the story. This works fine with my shorter 20k books. For longer books like Sweet Backlash and Sweet Restraint, I have to take a little time to plot in terms of conflict, but my characters still determine scene and resolution.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Do I talk to my characters? Ha! No. I’m not insane. My characters, however, talk to each other – especially at times when I’m not writing like during a shower or while having sex when jotting notes is out of the question. So irritating.
What advice would you give other writers?
What advice do other writers need? Write often, write well, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t. You want a piece of good advice? Don’t put out a book that’s less than professional in its presentation! If you don’t have a good editor, hire one. Seriously. Readers are unforgiving if you give them a book with poorly crafted sentences riddled with typos.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I write erotic, and in my experience, nobody sells erotic romance better than small press. I’ve been with Phaze, but now I’m with New Dawning International Book Fair, and they’ve been stellar. I’ve recently entered the realm of self-publishing with a new series I started this year based on Greek mythology. If I didn’t have an amazing team of professionals behind me, however, I would’ve never attempted self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books will never go away. Ebooks are more popular than ever and may well be the future of publishing, but we can never discount the joy of holding a paper book in our hands while we read. As long as readers insist on paperbacks, books will be available in print.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Erotic romance, erotic historical romance, erotic mythological romance, erotic paranormal romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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