My Writing Process Blog Tour
Just what is my writing process? There are four questions I answer to reval this to you.
1) What am I working on now?
I’m writing two stories, crossing over two different age groups of gay men. Those Damn Bells is a coming of age story about a teenage boy taken under the wing of his family’s farmhand. It originates from several writing flashes I have written recently. The second story, Learning to Love Again, is the prequel to my novel, Catnip, Rosemary, Rage and Time and its sequel, Pagan Knights of Cambria Nights. It is the story of a middle age gay man, Billie Blake finding romance after a decade of failures in meeting the right man, Glenn Talbot, a recent divorcee and new to the gay lifestyle.
2) How does my work differ from others writing gay genre?
I try to create the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of characters in pursuit of romantic love between the people of their affections and peers, woven with conflict. My stories are drawn from personal experience and voyeurism. Drawn by people watching, I blend what I observe and connect my life’s experiences into images of men, readers want to identify with. I try to express an educational approach so readers can understand and appreciate the LGBT lifestyle.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I wish I had a better understanding and appreciation of the way men love each other, when I was coming out during the turbulent 1960’s and 1970’s. I and many others participated in reckless behavior. i was subjected to ridicule and rejected by my some of my peers and older adults. I hope readers will understand the love existing between gay men as a phenomenon similar to their own. People want to love each other without inhibitions, restrictions and hate. Even with the ongoing progress of equal marriage rights for LGBT people, hatred against us rears its ugly head. If I can express the love existing between two individuals as a natural way of life, I consider my stories successful.
4) How does my writing process work?
The availability of time, not to mention motivation and inspiration, has always placed limitations for me to write. I am a survivor of life, financially, physically, emotionally and psychologically. They have limited the time I have to write. When I first started writing seriously in college, my writing instructor commented, “You write like a homicidal maniac.” Times have changed. I have learned to write more methodically, writing rough drafts in spurts. Then, rewriting, rewriting and editing and editing again. Nothing ever appears to be perfect to me. When I’m exhausted from these processes, I think I have a story worth submitting to my editor for further evaluation. With money tight I cannot afford to submit more than one or two stories at a time. And after, all that work is done, I begin submitting to publishers. It’s a long process but well worth it.
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Next week you will be entertained by three more fabulous authors, Sessho Batto, Ray Sostre and Julez S. Morbius. Let me leave you with their short biographies.
About Sessha Battou
Sword carrying Buddhist author of transgressive homoerotic fiction, Sessha turned to writing full time after a twenty year stint in video production editing, scripting and creating motion graphics. Her novels include Strength of Will and the Shinobi Saga – Geisha, Shadow Wolf and the soon to be released Ripples. Her short stories will soon be released in the anthology Sex Ray Specs. Her Celtic fairy tale Amadan na Briona is part of eightcuts gallery's Once Upon a Time in a Gallery exhibit. Her short story The Poetry Game is included in New Sun Rising:Stories for Japan, an anthology for tsumani relief. Originally from Belfast, she lives in the States with her husband, son, a very old cat and too many swords.
Read more about her work on her website http://sesshabattousai.com or follow her on
About Ray Sostre
New York born, East Coast raised, and West Coast bound
Writing erotica happened by accident in the summer of 2010. That same year, he established a story submission site – AfterDark Online, a site specifically for authors of erotica.
His current works are Love Out Of Lust Series, including the debut of Darla Loves Tyler Series that is finally schedule to release in 2015. Ray Sostre generally writes m/f erotic romance, lesbian erotic romance, and ménage. He is a busy man, working several projects while maintain a real life outside his writing.
He lives in Nevada with his long-time girlfriend, is an avid listener of electronica, and enjoys writing and publishing articles. He jokes: “I’m always looking for writing material.”
Visit his blog: The AfterDark World with Ray Sostre
Facebook Fan Page: Author Ray Sostre
Follow him on Twitter: @anarchy0029
Also on Google + : Ray Sostre
About J. S. Morbius
Julez S. Morbius is the pseudonym of an engaged father to nine children, four of his own and five stepchildren. He is also partially disabled, having been born with a neurological condition that has caused his nervous system to deteriorate over the years and finds writing to be the way to express his feelings, and fantasies.
Having been writing for less than five years, Star Search, published by Naughty Nights Press in November 2011, was his first release. This was followed by an appearance in the gay male anthology The Boy's Club, also published by Naughty Nights Press, where he had two stories, Opposites Attract and Room for Two.
His second stand-alone release, Addicted to Charlie, came out in June 2012, quickly followed by Naughty Hot Shots - Reunited at a Reunion, which earned him his first ever bestseller certificate from his publisher, NNP, and then shortly after that his next Transgender release, Naught Hot Shots - Top Of The Class, which earned him yet another silver star at All Romance Ebooks on the very first day.
Julez has several stories, both gay male and transgender, currently on the editing table of his publisher that he hopes will be out to his fans shortly. A recent surgery to assist him in his mobility has added to the unfortunate delayed releases, but now that Julez is on the mend he has jumped back into the wonderfully busy process of working with his editor to cultivate his upcoming works.
Julez now considers writing to be his main occupation, and continues to write, mainly in gay male, transgender and cross dressing genres.
I can be connected via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vampiremorbius or https://www.facebook.com/JulezSMorbius
or by visiting my blog The Crypt of Morbius at http://morbiussworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Thank you for visiting. Have a fun but safe journey in your reading adventures.