Here’s an author interview with Ollie Levy.
Take it away, Ollie…
- How did you start writing erotica?
It was accidental. I didn’t know that I was even interested until I was challenged to
write a script for Sex and the City. Once I got into it, it flowed so effortlessly, I
knew it was something I could and would continue.
- What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
My favorite published work is the Sex and the City episode, ‘La Doleur Esquisite’. I
found it to be what I considered very ‘clever’.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
Anais Nin. Zane.
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
People and the experiences they share with me.
- Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
Not really. A good hour walk on the beach prior to sitting at my desk is about as
ritualistic as I get.
- Where’s your favourite place to write?
In my office.
- Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
The character in the Quickie short story, “Airplane.” She was open to adventure, and I
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
They do know and because of my personality and character, they were not surprised at
all. As a matter of fact, they are very supportive and encouraging.
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
Becoming a lawyer.
- How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
A cup of hot tea.
- What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
To write about what I know and to listen to my gut. To trust myself as opposed to
what others have to say.
- If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?
I walk until I’m motivated.
- If you could bring one of your characters to life, which one would it be and why?
A character named ‘Casey’, from a television series that I’m developing. Life has
not been kind to her, but in spite of that, she is determined to succeed.
- What’s your favourite genre within erotica and why?
Comedy. A good Laugh makes everything better.
- What are you working on at the moment?
Volume two of Quickies.
- What’s the biggest writing challenge you’ve ever taken on? Did you succeed?
I haven’t reached it yet.
- What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
My first script sale. It validated me.