I've written stories about men loving men for as long as I can remember. In the days before computers and the internet, I used to hide my stories away convinced there was no market for women who wrote gay male fiction. Fast forward a few years (okay, quite a few years) and there's not only a market, but a whole empire out there for writers like me. I'm thrilled to be able to contribute my stories and take pride in what I write.
Many of my characters enjoy making my life as difficult as possible by refusing to take the easy pathway to love. They prefer to swagger through the undergrowth and laugh at me as I point at my story outline and demand they get back on the route I painstakingly mapped out.
Lately I've discovered it's far easier to let them dictate what happens and when, although I do get my revenge when it comes to giving them an undesirable trait or two to contend with. My characters are as flawed as their love lives, but they will usually find a kind of imperfect perfection in each other by the time I type 'The End'.Login to subscribe to Ash Penn updates
Ash Penn - BTS Red Carpet Review Nominee 2014Moving On has been nominated for a BTS Red Carpet Award in the Erotic category !
Ash Penn - Rude Magazine featureSex definitely isn’t easy to write. The main emotion I experience when writing those scenes is frustration. Sex scenes need to be incredibly sensory to evoke the ideal response from the reader, and the difficulty is in creating new and fresh descriptive prose. I approach sex scenes exactly as I do any other. The only difference being I need silence rather than background noise, and I prefer to work at a desk rather than on the sofa.
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