Interview with Rebecca Ryatt

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The excitement of creating characters, creating a situation, deciding what these characters do to one another. I unleash my imagination on them, and they come alive to me. It's thrilling. Creativity is magical.
What is your writing process?
I sit down, I come up with a character - could be female or male - and a scenario, and I start to write and see where the character takes me.
How do you approach cover design?
It has to be sexy and suggestive, of course. Not too blatant and coarse. It's about promising the reader something, teasing them with an image of what to expect inside the book.
What do you read for pleasure?
All sorts, from my own field, erotica, to erotic romance, straight romance, horror. I also read the Bible. I am not religious, though I am spiritual, and I find the Old Testament, in particular, spectacular in terms of imagery and language.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle at the moment, though I am looking at other devices.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm still trying to work this out. Erotica is niche, so you have to take care. I do use Twitter (please visit me there!), and I try to follow the advice of people like Mark Coker (Smashwords founder) and other writers.
Describe your desk
The kitchen table, a coffee, my laptop... and my imagination...
When did you first start writing?
At school.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It is so difficult to get erotica published. There are not many routes you can follow. Indie publishing is the ideal platform for the kind of specialist material we erotica writers produce. I love eBooks, I love the eBook industry.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Readers should be first and foremost in a writer's mind. I thank them quietly every day.
What are you working on next?
All sorts of naughty stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The smell of coffee.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Guess...
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I do a search for erotica on Amazon or Smashwords, find what's just out.
Published 2015-04-23.
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Books by This Author

You Can Write Erotic Fiction: How To Build Your Sexy Story With 9 Secret Beats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Erotica » General
Sex sells. Make it sell for you! Do you want to write red-hot stories? This short, easy-to-read book by an acclaimed author of erotica will show you how in 9 simple steps. Rebecca Ryatt, a prolific and acclaimed author of erotica, gives you the inside track on telling dirty stories. Using examples from her own work, she will tell you all you need to know about writing erotica.
Sink The Pink: Young Woman Likes Old Man's Balls
Price: Free! Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(5.00)
Wilf Noble OBE is an old snooker player whose exhibitions in smoky clubs aren’t hugely successful. So when hot Pia Monroe turns up at one of his events and starts to play with his cue, elderly Wilf is offered an opportunity of a lifetime with a sexy young woman.
Scoring With Shyla: Old Geezer Hits Target With Hot Soccer Wife
Price: Free! Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
(3.50)
Sexy Shyla Bartlett is shocked when a 78-year-old former soccer player gropes her at an after-match event. Shyla determines to put the pensioner straight. But when she turns up at his house, it doesn’t go the way she planned – and the OAP is doing much more than just groping her. It ends up in some dirty sex between an old man and a young woman.
The Bride Beds Her Father-in-Law
Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
It's her wedding day, the happiest day of her life, but Danni Maynard is troubled. She is worried about the future. Will her handsome new husband lose his looks and turn out like his father, plain, dull, and boring? There's only one way to find out... she has to taste the future, and the future is Mr Maynard...