Interview with Wayne Stewart

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm reading it just like anyone else, except I'm writing it down as it's happening in my head. By chapter 4, the book is writing itself and I am just along for the ride. I am clueless as to what will happen next and many times, I am extremely surprised.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love relating to them, the tugging of their emotions, and letting them feel like I do. To have a fan fall in love with a character, or hating one, and then satisfy their desires in the outcome is an absolute thrill.
What are you working on next?
Nanonaut, an erotic sci-fi where a nanobot invades a character's mind and communicates, alters, and enhances the human body, causing a transformation in a geek's abilities and social interaction. The title is derived from astronauts but a nanobot winds up at the helm of the spaceship human.
Who are your favorite authors?
Crap, I have a few but sci-fi is my normal read. The greats like Isaac Asimov and H. G. Wells can make an impact on anyone. Fantasy, such as J. R. R. Tolkien's D&D type fantasy novels are adventurous and fun.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm busy. As a general manager for a transportation company, I'm putting in long shifts. I also have a fledgling computer repair business I am trying to get off of the ground.
What is your writing process?
I get an idea of a scenario and start writing it. I think of things I'd like to read about and can't find it published anywhere. So, I write the tale that isn't told.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I, Robot. It enthralled me to no end. To think of a story that was so intriguing and yet so relatable gripped my attention and I devoured it like candy.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover designs are expensive. They also lack the intent of the author. So, I make my own. Using 3D Rendering and photo editing software, I can make an image that relates to the storyline. I try to find the portion of the story that has a dramatic impact and create a depiction of it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Android tablet, hands down. There's an app for any book format you would need.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Posting a draft online and receiving reviews, ideas, and corrections is the first step I take. Once the book is published, I edit the draft, taking out the story and leaving the final preview in its place, and then hyperlink where the final draft is published.
Describe your desk
Oof! It's a chaos of good intentions.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Huntington W.Va. and spent the weekends in Milton W.Va. So, I have a blend of city and country life. This reflects in my writings in the way things are phrased. You can imagine the stark contrast of the two lifestyles.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have books published by Abby Adams. Their genre isn't always what I write and so, publishing independently is the best way to get the types of books I like to write.
What other books have you written?
Another Yard; a coming of age comedy and the series Driven Lust; a chauffeur is recruited by an heiress. Blithe is an Adventure of a young man leaving the city for the country. In-Correction is a tale of a rooster caught in a henhouse.
Goodreads hold some excellent reviews. Did you set out to write confident women in your stories?
I wrote in the intent of equality, I believe. If a man can be considered a player in the field of sex, a woman could be too. I believe women are as sexually driven as men so why not place them in the same category as men?
The social boundaries seem non-existent though.
So? You can maintain morals and have an open view of natural instincts. What are we expected to do; ignore Mother Nature? Some would like to stifle it as a stigma or blemish. I say let's see what the possibilities are.
We hear a lot about your character, Ying. Where did you find the inspiration for her?
I have to smile at that. It was a spur of the moment addition really. I thought, "What would a college aged boy fantasize about?" and next thing I know, she was knocking on James' door.
So, the question on everyone's mind, are you continuing Driven Lust and what is to become of Ying?
She's still the dominant slave and James the submissive master. We'll have some excitement and adventure in the coming book, Driven Closer. It's been intriguing to write this one as the plot thickens with James' enemies and a few new characters are introduced.
And Nanonaut, your Sci-Fi novel; it seems to have taken off. Any plans for our super hero?
I have been writing about the nanobot-infected lad and his likewise infected girlfriend. Some can guess the arch nemesis for the pair and the wake of crimes the duo faces. Let's just say, it really has an explosive start.
You left us hanging with Tony as a guard in your erotic fantasy, In-Correction. Is that the last we'll see of our convict?
I have started a few chapters for a sequel and if the readership demands it, I'll continue giving Tony more time.
Last question, have you got any more books in the works?
Always! I'm excited about a Sci-Fi erotica involving a sex doll obtaining artificial intelligence and a Fantasy tale of a young girl awakening a god-like figure. I think any author would have quite a few startups in their arsonal. I am no acception.
Published 2018-10-07.
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