Roman Dee Hellwigi

Biography

I've always had a wildly vivid imagination. It's full of all sorts of characters and situations, be it campy and clever, deep or macabre. I'm overly emotional by nature and have a hair pin trigger. This leads me down the path less taken every time. Mostly by luck and with the help of complete strangers, I find my way back, take a shower, regroup, and do it all over again the very next chance I get. Then I write a story about it.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I always aim for an experimental flow and unconventional plot construction, because personally, I tend to like things that don't feel contrived. Subplots are good. Twist and turns, amazing. But you have to be able to pull them off (somewhat) which can be daunting and very David Lynch. I enjoy the same stories told since Shakespeare. But I try my best to make it come from a different place. Even if that place makes you think- real hard.
I'll admit that I have a lot of colorful yarns spinning in my novels, but I'm aware of every single piece and exactly where it's been woven into the story to create a certain effect. I write fast, then edit each paragraph slowly. Even so, it's a real bitch and sometimes doesn't gel. I've had other writers tell me to edit last, but I'm far too controlling of content. You should see me with a pad of post-its. That in itself is a psychological horror film waiting to be made.
What do your fans mean to you?
They're awesome and I've learned a lot from their feedback.
I went through a couple of gnarly surgeries that left me flat for weeks. I remember lying in bed and pouring through books that were either too deep and depressing, or dumbed-down and aggravating.
So I approach writing from this angle: What can I do to be part of the solution when someone wants to unwind or escape from a mixed bag of hell?
1. Don't shove sugar down their throats; they're curious and want some down-time with a book: they're not six years old.
2. Don't deny humor and sexuality. It's harmless fun and reminds people of better times.
3. Give people something completely different and imaginative to ponder. Don't hit your fists on a podium with your indoctrinate like Mussolini.
4. Create lots of characters with real complexity. From brilliant and awkward, to silly or violent. Because no one is a absolute hero or a total jackass all of the time.
5. Try to make magic happen. And at the very least, make the meaty bits count.
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Books

From the Get
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,160. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The brothers are back… Let the mayhem begin! The third book in ‘The Lo Trilogy’ is a buzz thriller based in real time NYC. Is it still sexy? Yes. Is it still violent? Yes. Is it still warm and fuzzy? Oh, hell yes. But more important, it’s wildly fun fiction. So pour a restorative, fluff up some pillows, take off anything restrictive… Then just kick back and enjoy.
A Doctor of Sorts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,190. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
On the dirty streets of medieval England, an ignorant girl is saved from a brutal attack by the fearless touch of a plague doctor's waxy glove. When she curiously seeks to learn his methods of survival, it sets a plan into motion. A deceptive plan that leads her towards a fortuitous future. But only if she's willing to intertwine with the sordid past...
Down with Hy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,920. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The second book is a beginning of sorts and provides an insight to who and what helped shape Lo's persona. It's dead-on with older brother/younger brother dynamics, full of posturing and positioning, and comes to define the bond that forever connects by blood but ultimately separates by individuality. It's poignant, arrogant, & frustratingly loveable. It's seductive, selfless, & sentimental.
The Jade Plant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,730. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jane’s been people watching -unseen & unheard- for seven hundred years. Filling her days with the living & synthetic alike; the biological Assigns & their synthetically altered Repeats, that together are trying desperately to change the disastrous course of a Contaminated nature. Adam25616 is one of the synthetically manipulated, but his flesh & bone frequency is tuned to something very different.
Up with Lo
Price: Free! Words: 89,590. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A fun filled ride that requires an open imagination and a desire to run with the titillation. It’s turn based, plot heavy, and character driven. It’s also very raunchy. But the kind that comes from thickness and claim. Not the thin lined "walks of shame" that no one of caliber wants to own for love or money. It’s biracial, multi age dynamic, and tender. It’s awkward, authentic, and violent.
A Clever Girls Growth Chart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
It's the late 1970s & Marquita is a one way street. But J.R. Jessup has an amazing mental compass that connects her to everyone & points dead ahead towards the future. She's funny, clever, & just like a hearty wildflower, blooms effortlessly with a little help from Mother Nature. It's a ride that's been 13 years in the making & unconventionally driven home with loving hands on the wheel.

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