Interview with Erotica Author Brett Roman
I read a lot of men's erotic novels to see what's out there and get a good feel for what people want to read. But I'm also into biographies, always wanting to know what others have done and how they became great.
What do you feel are your earliest influences on your writing?
Chuck Palahniuk's work has been a big influence and I'm always on a kindle reading small press authors' stories and novellas.
Tell me about your recent writing? Do you prefer short stories, novels, novellas?
I'm writing a novella and working with my publisher on a collection of short erotic stories for straight men who want something good and sexy to read. I like reading short stories, they keep my attention better that whole novels that I'm afraid I don't get to much. And with my shorts I'm able to write stories that are erotic without being.....
Do you find the writing community online to be helpful?
Yes, there are a lot of people out there looking for quality men's adult stories and they really want to help out writers; help give them input in how to improve wiring styles, plots all that.
What would you most like to do, which you haven't already, that would help with your writing?
I'm hoping to have the chance in the next year to travel to East Asia for research on a novel I'm working on right now.
Any great lines you would love to have written?
From Jackie Brown: See, I ain’t trust Melanie either, but I could handle her.
That's been a favorite for a long time, it just sums it up doesn't it.