Monday, July 27, 2015

Interview with R. C. Butler

Posted by Lars Kaiden on 3:42:00 PM

Interview with R. C. Butler
When did you start writing erotica and why?
I've been writing erotica for about 18 months. I had previously published a full length fantasy novel. After five years encompassed in fantasy with The Order, I really just wanted a break, something different. I started a few pieces, wrote a couple short stories trying to find something that would click and inspire me but it wasn’t there so I put down the pencil for about six months and started to read again. On a whim (possibly too much wine or not enough sleep) I decided to read Fifty Shades. I found it, odd. The characters didn’t feel true to themselves and I really didn’t feel that James did justice to the nature of the dom/sub relationship. I felt it could be explored in a much more intriguing way so I started to write a series of fantasy sequences that focused on that exploration. I really enjoyed them and started to think about how to turn them into something that could qualify as a book. I didn’t want to write a love story but did want to explore the relationship dynamic within something more structured, especially the duality of a sexually submissive that is a class A personality. Ellison Frost was born and the book grew from there.

What inspires you to write in your genre?
I enjoy the fantasy, the passion. Many look at erotic writing as taboo but I feel it is a natural progression for many characters. It allows me to explore the depth of a character's pathos and flows into not only their sexual nature but how they embrace all elements of life.

What makes you different?
I'm not your traditional erotica author. While my writing is character driven, I am a story teller at heart. This means my work has to have a well developed plotline as well as personal growth and exploration for my characters. I struggle with the concept of "erotic shorts" as these tend not to leave room for the exploration I appreciate. 

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