Interview with Kennedy Dickey

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing fiction in my 20's.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I didn't want to fit into the mold of the big publishing houses. I am allowed to take more risks and engage in edgy subject matter that they wouldn't appreciate. Also, I can write short stories and novellas that probably would not be published due to their length.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is imagining stories creating something from nothing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Graham Greene (Our Man in Havana), John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men), Bram Stoker (Dracula)
What is your writing process?
Throughout the day, I think of ideas and tell a story to myself. I start free writing without an outline and imagine the book as it plays out in my head.
What are you working on next?
I will continue to write erotica, but I am going to try more mainstream science fiction and possibly horror.
Describe your desk
I write on a Microsoft Surface in my chair. I leave my desk at the office.
How long does it take to write an ebook?
I publish short stories. Usually, I free write short stories. So, I don't outline them. For a well written short story, it will take about 6-8 hours to compose the story. Then, editing takes another 3 hours. To comply with Smashwords and Amazon formatting, I will take another 2 hours. Vernon's Virgins took about 14 hours to complete. I also wrote a flash fiction piece that was included. A simple flash fiction draft will probably take 3 hours before editing.

That is nothing compared to a novel.
What do you think about ebook price structure?
I think that many writers do not charge enough. They are too afraid that nobody will read their works. Therefore, they drop the price to 99 cents. It's ironic that authors will claim to write for passion, but then worry about price.

Flooding the marketplace with cheap or free books is a fool's errand. Cheap prices also allow poorly written works into the market. A good author should be reasonably compensated for their effort.
Published 2017-03-31.
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Books by This Author

Rocky Mountain Highlands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
This is the second installment of the Into My Bedroom Series. The series started with a 45-year-old woman seeking BDSM hookups at a local dive bar in Aspen, Colorado. Now, she is faced with new challenges and intrigue... This erotic short story is full of mystery, horror, and BDSM. -Kennedy
Into My Bedroom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » MILF
A 45-year-old lonely woman sought BDSM hook ups in the small ski town of Aspen, Colorado. At first, she gets young guys to comply with her wishes. Then, something goes horribly wrong...This is Kennedy's most straightforward erotic short story about BDSM hook up culture. If you are offended by bondage, this short story is too naughty for you (Word Count: 3,000)
Vernon's Virgins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Erotica » MILF
Vernon's Virgins is a scandalous tale of innocence lost, lust and intrigue. Big city girl Britany decides to leave the Big Apple and moves to the small town of Vernon. Britany seems to be a well adjusted 32 year old woman, but Britany has a dirty secret. She loves taking young men's virginities. The plot thickens when photos of her circulate and she is blackmailed. (WC: 9,291)
He Obeyed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
He Obeyed is a short story by Kennedy Dickey that will make you hot and bothered. It is a raw tale of an attorney and his secretary's relationship that turns from love to lust and domination. If you love femdom, obedience, and spanking, He Obeyed is the perfect erotic short story for you. Don't share with your grandma... you might get punished! (Word Count: 9,230)