When writers allow themselves to become immersed in their stories, it’s a beautiful thing. They take care to give you a full experience when reading their words, which is incredibly important when writing erotica. Today’s sexy scribe used the fictional backdrop of Eden Falls to weave genderfluid tales of love, lust, vampires, and sport that will leave you sizzling in your seat. Let’s have a chat with one of my #SistersInSmut, Lin Woolf!
In a few sentences, tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in a small town – the kind with pitchforks at the ready, brows furrowed, and a distinct doctrine on who and how you can love. But my family and I traveled a lot, which helped.
Dragging a stack of paper and two pens wherever I went, attacking my friend’s suitcases with slogans they had to bear. Most volunteered, and even those who disliked me, liked what I had to say. It was like coming home.
I kept writing until I found something good enough to say. Now Eden Falls breathes inside my head, the heat of the city rising, and all I have to do is write it down.
What do you love most about the craft of writing?
Writing about romance and the incredible rush of desire, what’s not to love?
Plus, I get to spend time in Eden Falls, walking its streets until I’m lost. Finding all the characters, getting to know them, particularly Danielle and Trey. A trans girl finding her way, desperately in love with a trans boy. They have become my favorites.
Although Lindsey has really grown on me. It feels like I’ve always known her.
Magic, I guess, is the simplest answer. Whether it’s blood magic, as Hemingway suggests, or a uniquely portable magic, according to Stephen King. Writing and books are truly incredible. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
Tell us about your latest project.
Eden Fall: Get a Grip and the Vampire Trip series is about everyday exhibitionism, casual hypnotic control, femdom, and what it’s like to be an introverted vampire, with the best intentions. She is constantly put to the test whenever she’s around Matt, one of the handsome, yet malleable, men in her life.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When people I didn’t know liked my books, and when they came back for more. It was hugely flattering, as if I could breathe out for the first time.
What drew you to writing romance/erotica?
I can’t help but make them arousing. I want to tell the whole story with no fade to black. I wanted to tell stories about intimacy and excitement of the secrets shared with the door open. I enjoy getting to know the characters physically; not just voyeuristically, but how they express themselves. I want to be in touch with their vulnerability, the way their wants take over, despite their best intentions – like the rest of us. Celebrating my characters’ stories honestly and wonderfully has been a lot of fun.
Which book(s) have influenced your writing style the most?
On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I stumbled across the audiobook when I was younger and fell in love with the narrator’s American accent, which really added to the road he traveled and the time with his friends. I had a Dean Moriarty in my life then, too, and we loved the beat.
When I tracked the book down, I could still hear his voice – the way it shunted and lunged forwards, looking for it, burning with desire, absolutely breathtaking.
Share a piece of your work that showcases our writing style best.
Here’s an excerpt from Eden Falls: Third Base:
“What?” Turner reached across his dash to stifle the radio, fumbling his pen as another avid fan thrust a small pad into his palm. “So you’re not coming?” Trey shifted her phone to the other hand, taking the hill to her left, running along the large square of green on her right. “Running late,” he lied, stepping out of his white Valiant Native, a heavy estate off-roader with unresolved ambitions to climb every mountain. Much like its driver. “You’re not running at all,” Trey already knew that tone, the one that meant she was heading through the city on her own. “I’ll make it up to you,” he promised with a smile, the one that made her shake her head. “Can’t wait,” she was making good time, her feet felt ready to float. Her body warming up as she twisted or intimidated her way through the crowded sidewalks, taking her higher.
Name three of your best writing tips.
Keep writing, keep reading, and don’t give up. The best advice I was ever given.
~ I kept writing until I found something good enough to say.~
Dead or alive, name the writer you wish were your mentor and why.
Ursula K. Le Guin. Left Hand of Darkness and its strange inhabitants had an enormous impact on me. The relationship between Ai and Estraven and the wonderful way she explored gender identity on such an alien, yet familiar, world was incredible.
What would you say is your own interesting writing quirk?
Music plays an important part, breathing life into everything. Gender fluidity is another accidental obsession, for which I blame myself entirely. I’ve always fallen in love with people, not their category – much like books. I tend to write in chapters or novelettes, more due to real world time constraints. That said, I’m not a fan of cliffhangers & love happy endings. I can’t help but root for the underdog.
Shout out an indie writer whose work you love.
I’m still new to the romance scene, but I look forward to getting to know the remarkable authors and avid readers I’ve admired from afar. It’s all been so exciting.
Do you have any specific writing goals in your radar?
I plan to write a few more vampire adventures with Lindsey, Matt, and Jerome before returning to witness the warm polyamorous, baseball-themed wrestling matches of Danielle, Trey, and Turner. Then who knows where writing will take me? Perhaps to a mechanical coastline for some heated up dystopia. Maybe to a naval training academy, filled with aspiring cadets. The adventures of Eden Falls have just begun.
Thank you so much for having me, and thanks for reading.
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