Please give a warm welcome to horror, fantasy, and erotica author - Lachelle Redd!
THE WRITING PROCESS
When asked to submit a post about writing and its process, the first thing I thought of was coming up with the story. When I am writing, a number of my characters, plots, and dialogue come from my experiences. I also discovered that the more I write, the more I pay attention to my surroundings and find bits and pieces that I can use. It is interesting what you can come up with using a little imagination and a lunchroom full of women of various ages. Let’s not forget the wealth of material waiting at Wal-Mart on a Friday after payday.
For me, horror is my first love, but I have recently stretched my wings into the erotica genre. When Angels Fall is my first venture into this new arena. In the beginning, I had no idea that this book would end up in an erotica setting. My idea was to write a demon who takes over the life of a rich brat and does things his way. In addition, his salacious ways are in some ways, over the top, but that is what I meant. This story is the what would you do, if you could rip through anyone at your job type of tale. This includes going off on fellow sycophants, having wild sex with the office slut, you name it and it’s there. It may not be your cup of tea, but the story is meant for escaping from reality and that’s what I want the reader to do.
I have also written a few fantasy stories as well. They involve dragons, quests, wood sprites, and far off kingdoms. My early writings mostly reflect my love of quests, the handsome prince and a wicked evil. I enjoyed writing these because I wanted to create the kind of stories that I grew up reading and watching. I was a huge fan of The Hobbit series, Legend and The Eyes of the Dragon. These stories are all about the fight against evil and those who rise to the occasion when called.
For me, writing is a great escape and being able to tell the stories I like and have people say they enjoy them is a thrill. Who knows, maybe I will be able to inspire someone to pick up a pen and get to work.
As for going into the writing field, there are a number of rules. Honing the skill is the most important piece. My earlier stories were clumsy and clunky. I had no idea of how to pace the story and make it flow so that the reader isn’t lost. There is also this little thing called grammar. Even though we speak to people every day and use verbs, adjectives, and pronouns, when writing, you have to curb the overuse of these precious commodities. Too many pronouns and the story is lost. You can also confuse the reader. Too many “be” verbs and the story becomes awkward and cumbersome. Researching proper grammar and practicing every day can make one a better writer and it helps to develop your style. So good luck and I hope to continue to entertain you in the future.
We have an ebook of WHEN ANGELS FALL (pdf, mobi, epub) to give away to three readers today! To enter, just leave a comment for the author on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!