About the Author
Anita Lawless writes erotica and bdsm romance from somewhere in an urban jungle. With Mr. Wild and C.J Sneere, she runs Wild & Lawless Writers.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I like creating fantasies people can get lost in. It’s great to have a reader get so caught up in your book that they forget their problems or worries. I love to make people laugh, cry, or turn them on. Entertaining my readers is important.
Tell us about how you write:
Usually I write every day. Inspiration for my stories comes from everywhere. It might be a song, a movie, a book. If the idea pops in my head, and I think I can make it work, I’ll put it on paper. I outline my stories first in Word before I start writing.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, definitely. Just in my head, most times, but sometimes I walk around my apartment mumbling at them. I get strange looks from my husband then.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be persistent. Learn everything you can about writing, and write every day. Learn the business side of writing as well as how to format your books, and how to edit them. It also helps if you can do your own cover art. If you choose to self publish, you can really cut down on your overhead by wearing many hats.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve been working in publishing for years, and since I’d gathered enough knowledge to edit, publish, format, I decided it was time to take the self publishing plunge. I brought together a small group of writers who were also interested in self publishing, and who I knew could help me with the editing, formatting, and book covers. And we created Wild & Lawless Writers together.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing will include a healthy indie market, and I love that. It’s great to have that freedom of publishing your own work for readers. You can take so many chances you couldn’t with traditional publishing. I think traditional publisher will still be an important part of the industry, but they’ll be an option in the future, rather than the main alternative.
What genres do you write?
Erotic romance, bdsm romance, rock star romance, biker romance
What formats are your books in?