IndieView with Eliza Wilde, author of Shock Value

Professional. ​I’m a down to earth person and don’t take myself too seriously. Choosing what scenarios went into my book. What came easily? I wanted to give my readers an authentic view of myself and sense of humor. I solicited advice from some of my friends and sent them the chapters I was hesitant on. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? How long did it take you to write it? If so can you please describe it? End of Interview:
For more from Eliza visit her website or follow her on Instagram. People in the book industry can spot a hack job book cover. Get your copy of   Shock Value from Amazon US or Amazon UK. I didn’t want the tone to be serious. I’m a down to earth person and don’t take myself too seriously. This book of short stories encompasses the provocative world of web camming, fetishes, kinks, role plays and sexual desires. I would edit after each chapter. I am totally winging it! They gave me good advice as to how to write it in a way where people could understand, and not get offended and realize it is just a roleplay that the client requested. Connecticut. I literally just started typing. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Do you outline? When did you start writing the book? No. A lot of indie authors don’t have the money, but the great thing about Reedsy, is when you hire someone from Reedsy, they allow you to make payments to the freelancer. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Arizona. Her web cam sessions are often raunchy, hilarious and downright bizaaire. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? She said because it isn’t a common subject, and far from mainstream, that that could be its selling point. I didn’t want the tone to be serious. Eliza Wilde – 1 November 2019
The Back Flap
Shock Value is the brutally honest story of one webcam model’s sexual encounters with her online clients. I had a lot to choose from. ​ About 7-8 months
Where did you get the idea from? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? People who are open-minded sexually. I hired my editor and book designer from Reedsy. All characters are real. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? Do you listen to music while you write? I’m the type of person that loves to laugh and love to make people laugh because laughter truly is the best medicine. Because the book is called Shock Value, I wanted to keep that factor in the book, but present those chapters in a way that wasn’t ​too much ​ for the reader to handle. October 2018. In a world of sexual deviants, “Angelina” entices various men to her chat room to fulfull their sesxual fantasies that some would consider taboo. You can also adjust your payments as well, so it makes it less stressful having to come up with all the money upfront. Where do you live now? If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? I think that is why I have a lot of humor in my book. I discuss strange fetishes, kinks and roleplays. A friend of mine kept encouraging me to write about the subject. The Reedsy website really helped me throughout this process. I wanted to give my readers an authentic view of myself and sense of humor. That way, I have full creative control over my project. I was able to personally select my editor and book designer which was great because I formed great relationships with them! About the book
What is the book about? I’m the type of person that loves to laugh and love to make people laugh because laughter truly is the best medicine. About You
Where did you grow up? Enthralling and surprisingly comical, Angelina leads you down numerous paths of some of the most outlandish, offbeat and peculiar sexual fantasies one can encounter. It is a memoir of short stories based on some of my most bizairre, offbeat and hilarious webcamming sessions with my clients. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Because of the nature of the book, I felt self-publishing would be the way to go. Yes. No, because I didn’t think anyone would be interested in hearing my story due to the nature of it. Spend the money investing in a good editor and book designer. No outline. Music would distract me. Did you hire a professional editor? What would you like readers to know about you? I think that is why I have a lot of humor in my book.  
Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) I would often share some of my camming stories with her, and she couldn’t believe some of the things I would tell her. Some of the roleplays I was hesitant to put in the book, due to the graphic nature. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? ​I would just type whatever was in my head at the time like a brain dump. Do you have a target reader? I feel that the indie world is so much more supportive too! What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher?