Interview with Bella Rosa

Describe your desk
I have the best desk ever! It's portable, and it goes wherever I go! It's my very own lap. And laptop. I love being able to work from anywhere, whether it's my bed, a mountain top, or public bench. Changing scenery seems to help me keep writers block at bay. I've had the pleasure of writing in a tent, during a severe thunderstorm, and witnessed the subconscious effect that ones environment can have on them. My story ended up wildly suspenseful and dark, much like the woods I was camping in.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over the map. I spent some years in England, Greece, Canada, and China. My years of traveling have most certainly influenced my writing, allowing me insight to a variety of cultures, and human behaviors. These perceived, human experiences matched with creativity is where my stories come from.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in the second grade. I had won a state poetry contest with a heartfelt poem that I had submitted and since then I have continued to write poetry, songs, and short stories. My passion lies within creative expression, and writing is an incredible outlet.
What are you working on next?
My next work will also be a short erotica story. I'm really excited to start it and already have a slew of ideas for characters and scenarios. I'm hoping to have this story completed in the next few weeks if time allows and I'm looking forward to sharing it with eager readers.
Who are your favorite authors?
I've always really enjoyed the style in which Michel Faber writes his novels. I find I can never put down his books. His 'Crimson Petal and the White' is my all time favorite.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm outdoors as much as I can be. I like adrenaline, but I also like serene, so sometimes I'm white water rafting, sometimes I'm canoing on a lake. Much of my free time is also dedicated to friends and family. They are my biggest fans and huge supporters, so I keep them close to my heart.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever really wrote was when I was about 10 years old. I remember it was a mild, thriller/vampire type story, and had something to do with creepy next door neighbors that were secretly vampires. Perhaps living in England at the time and having been exposed to tales of vampires led me to create such a story.
What is your writing process?
I start with writing anything down. Whatever comes to mind. Then I take a moment to see where it could go, and I take it there. Sometimes if I have trouble continuing, I move on to another scene in the story or move onto another story altogether. I frequently piece-meal my writings together and adjust it as I go to form one, organic story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
'Where the Red Fern Grows.' Read this in school as a child, and I remember being so emotionally impacted from the story. It was then that I learned just how powerful language could be and how it can stir emotion from within.
How do you approach cover design?
I like to take my time and put together something that I myself would gravitate to. It has to relate to your story and not be too busy with text or pictures. Simplicity and intrigue is really key.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing to me is, simply being able to create something from nothing. And if this something can arouse any type of emotion from the reader, I would be overjoyed to have been able to connect someone with their emotions, so directly.
Published 2015-09-09.
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Books by This Author

Too Wild to Tame
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
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Short Story. Victoria sought adventure and did so traveling the world, one amazing city after another. She held her emotions under lock and key, and shied away from relationships that offered anything more than company during dinner, but soon found herself in the grips of passion with a sexy stranger named Dimitris. He gave Victoria an adventure she'd never forget.