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Author Interview with Shermain Williams

Interview with Shermaine Williams

Q. What was your childhood ambition?

As cheesy as it sounds, I did always want to be a writer. There was a few occasions when I strayed from the path or imagined that I would have multiple careers: teacher, lawyer, lion tamer.

Q. What ambitions do you still have?

As well as writing erotic fiction, I also want to publish some ‘mainstream’ fiction. I also like the idea of journalism.

Q. What was your first job?

If you were to ask my mum, she’d say it was writer and entrepreneur on the basis that I used to write stories when I was a youngster and sell them at 10pence a time. In reality, I did my obligatory turn as a supermarket checkout assistant.

Q. How did you end up being an erotic writer?

It was after finding submission information on the website of a particular publisher. After they rejected what I thought was a good story, I was more determined to prove it and got it published elsewhere. I continued to submit to other publishers too and had manuscripts accepted.

Q. What are the most important components that go into making good erotic fiction?

I like to write stories that readers can imagine themselves in – it has to be that real.

Q. And what aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?

I like editing a manuscript after having finished writing it. As enjoyable as creating a story can be, the concluding stage also provides a great feeling of satisfaction from knowing that you have completed a piece of work.

Q. How do people who don’t know you react when you tell them you’re an erotic author?

Very good question. Women are usually fine with it, sometimes impressed that I have been published, sometimes revealing harboured ambitions of becoming a writer themselves. Men are a different case; they normally respond with “Oh, you write porn?” Some turn it into an opportunity to provide details of their ideal storyline – they’re never good.

Q. How do you like to relax when you’re not at work?

‘…not at work’? What does that mean, then? The problem with writing is that there is always something you could be doing. Just getting away from the laptop can be satisfying. I love to go out and eat and love music. Sometimes just lounging in front of the TV or reading a book suits me.

Q. What do you think is your best attribute?

Hmm, should I be PC or tell the truth? I’ll stick with the latter: my bottom.

Q. Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?

I’m a keen weight trainer. I’m not one these women that follows the media’s expectation of what we should look like, I’m toned and I like it.

The Challenge at Phaze – The Second Challenge, will soon be released.

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March 29, 2010 - Posted by | Author Interviews | , , ,

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