Interview with N.L. Allen

Published 2014-05-11.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always thought that the things I wanted to write about - girls and guys having sex with weird creatures, or in peculiar circumstances, didn't seem like the kind of thing mainstream presses would want to publish. Plus, I love the short story as a format, and there's not much interest in that outside of messageboards. Far better to have your smut to hand, and Smashwords gives you a great opportunity to get yourself in as many people's hands as possible! ;)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Dreaming. Dreaming up a scene and hoping that those dreams manifest in other people's minds. I like to turn myself on when I write, and I hope that I describe things well enough to make people share those dirty little dreams.
What are you working on next?
Another genderswap story. And I'm thinking of moving into novels, but we'll see. I do love a good short story.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My day job - maybe not in an inspiring way, but I need to keep a roof over my head!

My hubbie - who I don't talk about much because he likes to stay on the sidelines, and take advantage of my moods when I come away from a long, hard writing session!

And my family, who mean the world to me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I've all but given up bass guitar now, but I do like to get it out and have a strum every now and then.

Other than that, reading. I've got my Kindle, my Kindle app on my phone, and Calibre on the PC so I can convert files and sideload them onto the Kindle app. That's about as techie as I get! I love real books just as much, but no room for them here.

Cocktails - making and drinking them - old habit from bartending days.

And I've been meaning to get back into tennis for a while, but I don't think I have the legs for it any more.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Random browsing and retweets!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I - ahem - *retold* Pride and Prejudice and thought nobody would notice in my old English class.

Funnily enough, the English teacher did, in fact, notice!

Mortifying!
What is your writing process?
1. Open PC
2. Read internet
3. Remember why I turned on the PC in the first place
4. Unplug router
5. Write! Preferably with mood music on on the background
6. Plug router back in when iTunes stops working
7. Cave, and go back onto the internet
8. Back to Step 3, repeat until story is finished
9. Realise how terrible I am at editing and attempt to fix stories as and when I spot errors (sometimes months later)
How do you approach cover design?
I try to find an image which evokes the right mood more than anything. After that, I have something of a bare-bones philosophy to this side of the whole self publishing business. Simple text, nothing too fancy. I know that you judge a book by its cover (no matter what people say!) but I like to let the story do the talking. And the blurb! I spend more time on that than anything, and I still make silly mistakes.

The beauty of self publishing is the ability to go back and revise things fast.
Describe your desk
My lap! It's all done on a laptop. And I'm not going into detail about what my legs look like. :D
What do you read for pleasure?
At the moment, a lot of crime stuff. Val McDermid, Lee Child, Colin Dexter, that kind of thing.

I also like to keep up to date with erotica, seeing as that's my genre, but I find myself wanting to crib from others too much if I do that. I love reading outside of erotica as it gives me more ideas!
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