ALEX’s BLOG - September 1, 2015
another reader emailed me asking where I got the ideas for my BDSM
novels and whether they were drawn from real life. These are questions.
I’m often asked. So here’s an attempt at a partial explanation.
It’s easier to answer the second part. No, I don’t knowingly take my
plots or characters from true life adventures/escapades/incidents in
the lives of friends or myself. I decided when I started writing BDSM
fiction to keep my friends out of the stories to maintain their
privacy. So far I think I’ve succeeded. Yes, very occasionally an
anecdote someone has told me may turn up in a completely different
context with characters that bear no relationship to any originals. The
nearest I’ve got is to borrow a striking tattoo on an acquaintance and
embellish it on the back of a character. And yes, I enjoy reading
other writers’ erotic fiction and porn. With luck, I’ll get hard, but I
don’t borrow their plots or the characters. Somehow I’ve managed to
come up with my own thoughts for the 10 novels so far.
So where do the ideas for the books come from? I’ll try to answer next time.
Stay booted. Stay proud.