07 December 2010
The Challenges of Writing a Menage
by Stacey Espino
All my novels are character driven. I really like to get into their shoes,
and heads, when I write. While I'm in their POV, I am the character.
There is a balancing act when you're writing a menage. It's important to
make each player distinct from the others. When you're dealing with three
(or more) men that can get very tricky. You have to alternate using names,
pet names, and pronouns, while making sure the reader can identify each
character. Sex scenes really have to play in your head as you're writing for
everything to make sense to the reader. I don't want my books referred to
as porn or a gang-bang. I ensure that, even though scorching hot, there is
a strong storyline and memorable characters.
Emotions play a big role in my books. I tend to write characters with some
sort of damage that affects their life or ability to love. Damaged Cowboys
embraced three distinct men that dealt with grief in a different way. When I
wrote Cowboy Domination, I wanted to lighten things up a bit. Callie is a
fiesty heroine determined to get her farm back from the three sexy Black
brothers. It will be available at Siren on December 9th.
Secret #1 My husband came up with the idea for Cowboy Domination and I
expanded it into a novel.
Secret #2 In Fearless Desires, Selina's best friend was named after my real
life best friend, Melanie.
Secret #3 I wrote Saving Grace during a very dark personal time in my life.
I write certain books based on my moods.
Posted by Beth D. Carter at 9:16 AM