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?
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?
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?