–Arsen Ward, Writer/Guest Blogger for Wrought Iron Reads
Arsen Ward, Wrought Iron Reads’ September Man of the Month, weighs in on what it’s like being a single writer.
- I write a LOT of erotica, which basically means I’m hunched over a computer more often than over a woman.
- It’s easier to have sex than to write it but occasionally vice versa, which is much worse.
- Writing while black might narrow my audience to mostly African American females, but that allows my writing to be more “true to life.” Do I sometimes write about my actual sexual encounters? Yep.
- People fall in love with the writer, not the person. I am so much more than my words. That’s why I usually don’t tell my dates I’m a writer.
- The starving writer is eating less than the starving artist. I’m like “this” close to selling drugs.
- Writing strong female leads means I’m in touch with my feminine side. Ladies love a strong female lead.
- You probably think as a writer I’m driving a fly ass coup and lugging around the latest modern typewriter. Nope. I drive a Fiat. It’s cute, but my driver can’t “roll up the partition, please.” My laptop probably isn’t as cool as yours, either.
- Because I’m a writer, my veracity gets called into question a lot. I’ve heard “You probably made that up” about a million times.
- Woman of my dreams? Li’l Wayne said it best: “I don’t sleep, so I can’t find her.”
- My mom is my biggest fan, which is weird as HELL when you’re writing erotica.
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