Interview with Ken Haramiru

Published 2014-01-14.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The looming spectre of unemployment. No, actually I'd have to say my dogs. I have two of them, and they mean the world to me.
Describe your desk
"Desks", you mean. The luxury of being a single male homeowner is being able to have as many desks as you damned well want, thank you very much. Right now I'm writing this in bed with a wolf hybrid snoring at me, but earlier in the evening I was sitting at my nice, clean, aesthetic dot-com-relic Biomorph desk while looking out my second story window at the city lights. And even earlier than that, I was sitting at my downstairs work desk, salvaged from another failed company's electrical engineering lab, while I listened to Rammstein. I find myself drawn to each desk at different times, and I'm not quite sure why myself.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, it's usually projects for other people. Half of them tend to involve firearms... Brent Allen from my "She Wore..." series is almost autobiographical, except that he has a way better body, and a lot more female attention.
What is your writing process?
Sit down, write, and let the characters tell their own story. Once you get going, the stories write themselves. The hard part is editing afterwards, when you're trying to make the narrative work. When things change in my stories as I'm going, I'll jot down a note that I need to fix continuity, and then once I've finished the draft I'll go back and pay attention to all those notes. Usually along the way, I end up adding a few more scenes, some dialogue, and ... well, sometimes I end up making more "Hey, don't forget to change THAT TOO!" notes for myself while I'm in there. It can take longer than writing the story to begin with, but it feels to me like it's more of a story than if I were to write an outline and then stick to it religiously.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Whatever is in my hand at present! Seriously, it's an awesome time for readers. I can do a network sync to read on my cellphone, my tablet, my Linux box - they all handle the same formats.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A nearly sexless marriage! So, I set out to write sex so over the top and impossible that the fantasies I was transcribing would never interfere with my marriage. So when I wrote "Progenitor" and "Merlin's Magic Wang", they were intentionally outside the realm of possibility. That made me an author - but what made me a commercial author was a fan who pointed out that she'd paid money for a lot worse stories than mine. Not to sound too egotistical, but after sampling some of the stuff that was selling well at the time, I lost the guilt I'd originally had at the thought of charging for what I was writing.
How do you approach cover design?
By letting someone else handle it! Seriously, I've never been gifted at graphic design. I can do all right with simple geometrical designs and such, but when it comes to composition I'm kind of hopeless. Pro cover artists are worth the relatively small fees they charge.
What do you read for pleasure?
I've become more an more a fan of the "Libertarians With Freakin' Huge Guns" genre. Larry Correia, Michael Z. Williamson, and John Ringo are the main authors I read for pleasure, and frankly between the three of them they put out more books than I get around to reading in a year anymore.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is the first place I published anything, and to be honest if they handled Amazon directly for everyone, I probably wouldn't bother using any other sites. The submission process at Smashwords certainly does wonders for working on your basic formatting skills, and learning to adhere rigorously to the style guide has definitely made me a better publisher even for things which are posted to other sites.
When did you first start writing?
Around age eleven or so... basically my own take on something like the Transformers or Go-Bots. I'm not sure whether I'd have been better or worse off if I would've just written Transformers fan fiction to begin with, but that thought never did occur to me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The most awesome thing for me is to see a female fan say, "Well, your latest story made me practically rape my husband when I got home." Some guy out there got extra-lucky because of something I wrote! If there's anything out there like karma, I'm really looking forward to the payback on that.
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