Interview with Craig Lowe

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The new stories running around my head waiting to burst out onto the screen of my iMac.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time with family and friends, or going to networking meets or travelling to different scenic locations across the UK. I love the great outdoors and being there helps keep me fresh for writing.
What is your writing process?
I will usually have an idea of a story in my head which i let stew for a few days building more plot before i start writing it down. I may not write it fully but instead work on other stories and come back to one as new ideas flow.

I will always try to have the basics down for whatever i have written out. So things like character names, ages, locations etc.
How do you approach cover design?
I find a designer who's work just jumps out at me and i will tend to work with them ongoing however i do take the time to look through other designers pages for each new book incase something new strikes me.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of crime novels and fantasy novels. Huge fan of the Harry Potter series and the Dexter series of books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Mobile phone with the Kindle app.
Describe your desk
My desk is a complete mess most of the time but a mess were i know where everything is. Some other writers may look away in horror at my work area though.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Edinburgh and this influenced my writing just from seeing the varied people who live or travel to the city. I ventured along the likes of Cockburn street on many occasions where i bumped into a certain shop employee who was a TS which always got my mind to wandering about what life for the people with different sexualities was like.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing really young from about the age of eight i think.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book called "The Blackmailing Neighbour" is about how a married man is tricked by their older neighbour into experiencing the sexual pleasures that a man has to offer which he learns to enjoy after time.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Growing up i always knew that to become a published writer with mainstream publishers was going to be a very difficult task. When the digital age hit and along with it eventually the age of the ebook i realised there was a way i could share my imagination with the world. The idea of having full control over the final product was always a huge selling point for me too along with the satisfaction of creating something from start to final product by myself, well with help of some close friends in the writing world too.
Published 2014-08-16.
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