Interview with Bartemius Cassangway

When did you first start writing?
I started writing back in 2011. I always had good story's locked in my head. As I watched a movie or read a book I would discover that some elements of an idea I had locked away had just presented itself in the media I was just being entertained by. So In 2011 I decided to try my hand by using a powerful dream I had years back to give the story some background.

You know I always try something new the hardest possible way. I'm not sure why that is. When I decided to use a dream as the backdrop to the story I literately was making something fit instead of just filling out the dream. "Why do something easy?" My mind would say, "lets go and raise the difficulty level and write a whole book trying to fit in the dream as specific elements to make the manuscript better."

In the end I thought it came out pretty good. The ending was not what some of my readers thought it should be but there is a hidden message. I'm interested if some of my readers will see it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This next book has no dream elements in it at all. It is all hammered out story. Since I seem to be pretty good at writing erotic material, I decided that I would again follow that path. I wanted to mate up the idea of a professional woman police detective with her having a problem with sex addiction. To make it interesting I wanted this character to be in the process of trying to kick it as opposed to using it as a second career. There are to many story lines where the sex part is naturally part of life which makes each sexual encounter almost boring, no matter how well it is described.

Charlot Day needs to catch a serial killer and sex both gets in the way and become a avenue to a means. I think the story is good enough to consider making it into a small series.

"Laugh" My wife thinks it's good too. Which is why I'm doing another erotic title. My bedroom activity has changed a little and the material I'm writing about becomes the story told during... well you know.

I have to say that telling a story, to my wife, about what I'm writing that day has released aspects of bedroom activity that I never knew existed. To finish speaking about this topic I will just say that hearing me tell the activity that goes on in my mind is far better than any movie ever watched, for both my wife and myself.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is different than most. I actually have another job and use that time, when I'm working, to ponder on the next aspect I need to write about. On lunch I boot up my personal computer and I hammer out as much as I can before I have to go back to work.

My thought on this is that I can work out problems in the story line during my off writing hours and get it right before it hits the page. And, every sentence or paragraph that I lay down adds to my work. I don't have a quota about how much work I produce in a single day. My belief is that if I plan well enough, there is less content editing in the end. Don't get me wrong, there is still plenty of editing afterwards, but not about how the story plays out. When I'm done, the story is done. After that I put on my second hat and start editing without having to worry about how the story plays out.
How do you approach cover design?
One of the many things that most people don't know about me is that I started out being creative artistically by drawing and painting. So to answer your question, I approach the cover art in the same way I approach all the art I produce. I plan meticulously about the message people will see when they look upon the cover. For books, I try to design each cover based on important aspects in the story. And that's all. To me it not hard. I know for a fact that for others it is so difficult a task they have to talk to all their friends or hire it out.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work a lot on projects around the house or planning the great story line. My family has dogs and we have two but I'm not one to go out and enjoy tossing the ball. It may be exciting for the dog, however, for me it is boring and slimy. I always pay attention to new car technology, or astronomy. Someday I think I'll write a science fiction novel, I just love science. Just so everybody knows, there will be no dogs in it.
Published 2014-04-29.
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Books by This Author

The Art of Nipple Turning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,260. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual enhancement, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos
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An insightful, candid conversation about the female orgasm and how to identify markers that can make it more improved. Let’s be honest, the more you nurture your partner's orgasm the better your relationship will be. As long as a man is erect, he capable and more than ready. A woman requires more stimulation. I aim to introduce interesting insights to help all men address this topic.
Three Interludes of Arousal and Sex
Price: Free! Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
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Three interludes is a sampling of three specific moments taken away from two of Bartemius Cassangway's current books. This compilation represents not only a sampling of his current works but an in depth preview in Cassangway's ability to tell an erotic tale.
Darkness in the Sahara, Of Pleasure and Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
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A sad chronicling of six women whose beauty was too great to destroy during the slaughtering of their nomadic tribe on the Sahara to become harem members of a sadistic king. The catch, survive a ride on the wooden steed displayed in the entertainment marquis. Only two things came from that torture, pleasure or death. Survive the first only to become an addict of the feeling or be destroyed.