Interview with Aden Lowe

Interview with Aden Lowe

 

About your books

Did you always hope to become a writer?  I’ve toyed with the idea off and on, written a few shorts, but mainly I’ve been content with the day job.

 

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

 

Now that I’ve decided to actually write, I’m all in. I don’t care for critical acclaim or ratings, but I’ll write the books I want to, and hopefully earn enough to live on with them. I also intend to keep my hand in the editing business.

 

Which writers inspire you?

 

Too many to list, but Lucian Bane is at the top.

 

What genre do you class your books?

 

Erotica, BDSM Erotica, erotic western

 

What draws you to writing in this genre?

 

Realism. Love and sex make the world go around, and to pretend otherwise is delusional.

 

When did you decide to become a writer?

 

Since I already worked in the industry, it was an easy progression, but I probably wouldn’t have taken it quite so seriously without Lucian’s urging.

 

Why do you enjoy about writing?

 

The control and precision. The words I select will affect my reader in a specific manner, so I choose deliberately, according to what I need the reader to think and feel.

 

Are you working on anything at the minute?

 

An erotic western with BDSM elements.

 

What’s it about? (If you are currently working on something) 

When a legendary predator moves into the valley and decides prize horseflesh should be a regular item on his menu, Kate take the advice of her ranch foreman and hires a big game hunter to track the mountain lion and remove the threat. The man who arrives to take up the trail is far from what she expected.

 

If you haven’t written a series before, what are your thoughts on writing one?

I’ll be working on White Knight Academy with Lucian Bane in the near future, and I’m planning something a little darker too, set in the near future.

 

How much research do you do?

As much as necessary to be accurate.

 

Do you write full-time or part-time? 

currently part time, but will be full time in the next few months.

 

Do you have a particular time when you write?

anytime anywhere, lol

 

Where do your ideas come from?

 

everywhere, questions, news,conversations…

 

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you?

I outline

What is the hardest thing you find about writing?

Sitting still, lol. I’m active by nature, so sitting in front of a computer takes a lot of discipline.

 

What is the easiest thing about writing? 

getting lost in the story

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

That depends on the rest of life, lol. Uninterrupted, I can write 5,000 words a day, or more, without losing the thread of the story.But in reality, the day job, and working with Lucian, take up a significant amount of time.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s Block?

rarely

Any tips on how to get through writer’s block?

Write, anything, even if it’s not related to what you’re supposed to be writing. In time, the mind can be trained to respond to writing even a grocery list by going into a story.

 

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors.

I read quite a lot, many genres, nearly any author. I don’t have any ‘auto-buy’ authors, though, since authors change and grow during their careers, and I often find I dislike those changes. So I judge every book on its own merit.

 

Do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

I prefer paperbacks, but these days mostly buy electronic for practicality

 

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book?

The cover is vital in sales. It’s the reader’s first impression of a book and if it doesn’t draw their eye, there’s no sale.

How do you publish your books?

Indie
(Indie, traditional or both)
What would you say are advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing against being published?
Indie authors retain absolute control over their work. No one but the reader tells them a concept sucks or that a particular genre mix won’t sell.They face an uphill battle in marketing, but they have more invested and stand to earn more from the effort.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
A review is simply the reader’s opinion. Nothing more, nothing less. The purpose is to help other readers decide whether to buy the book or not, rather than help the author be a better writer.
What do you think of “trailers” for books?
In this age of multimedia, trailers are an important marketing tool, another way of reaching readers.
Do you think that giving books away free works and why?
I don’t like free promotions because I feel it conditions people to expect something for nothing, and undervalues a writer’s work. However, especially with a series, it definitely works. If someone can get the first book of a series free, and reads and likes it, they’re more likely to buy the subsequent books.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write, every single day. Don’t be afraid of cutting words. Read, even bad writing has something you can learn.
THE END: Massive thank you to  Aden Lowe for taking part and Katey Stead for Conducting the Interview on behalf of Book Pimpers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Interview with Aden Lowe

  1. Aden Lowe! Don’t know if you ever read Sarah McCarty she’s writes erotica westerns in past & present. I loved her Hell’s Eight series! Look her up I figured you may like her style.
    Thank you for sharing this interview!

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