I am delighted to welcome Slave Nano to my blog site today on Day 6 of his blog tour to promote his latest work, Adventures in Fetishland– a very clever, not to mentino kinky, reworking of classic Alice in Wonderland.
Today Slave Nano is discussing the challenges a male author faces when writing female characters. As a female author who frequently writes male characters, I read will be reading what he has to say with interest…
A male author writing female characters
During the second week of my two week blog tour to promote my new book, ‘Adventures in Fetishland’ I’m discussing some of the diverse themes related to the book.
As a male author of erotic fiction I sometimes feel a bit outnumbered! Recent articles in UK newspapers (The Guardian and The Independent):
have highlighted the fact that most writers in the genre are women. There’s quite a few occasions I’ve read about female authors who write m/m gay stories and I’ve often thought that must be really hard to do – to get into the mind of a gay man, and something I’ve never attempted. Yet, strangely enough, when I look at my newly released book ‘Adventures in Fetishland’ it suddenly struck me that, here I am, a male writer, whose two main characters are female, one dominant and the other submissive (though not entirely so).
So, that got me to questioning how I got to that point and how I was able to write a book from two different female perspectives. I guess all writers use some combination of experience, imagination and research to create their stories and characters. For me I have to be honest and admit that part of that ability to write from a female dominatrix’s point of view is down to personal experience. A large part of my understanding of my Red Queen character is informed by personal experience and observation. I’ve had the opportunity to watch and participate in scenes created by a supremely skilled and imaginative mistress and this obviously helped me inform the detail of activities and scenes, how a mistress looks and handles herself and also the style of the language used. I think I also got some insight into the nature of the power and control that provides the buzz for a mistress.
With Kim, the ‘Alice’ character who gets drawn into a journey of submission to the Red Queen, it was personal experience, mingled with some observation of female submissives, that informed the character. I would argue that the psychology of submission is very similar for a male or female submissive whether in F/m or F/f or M/f roles. Consequently, I believe it’s quite possible for a male submissive to understand a lot of the mind-set of a female submissive and vice-versa. ‘Adventures in Fetishland’ explores the female dominant and female and male submissive roles and, in the case of Kim, the ability to switch from submissive to dominant roles when required.
In this bdsm re-invention of the Alice stories Kim’s life takes an unexpected twist when she is taken from the massage parlour she works in to a fetish fantasy world ruled over by the Red Queen, a powerful dominatrix. There, an intense psychological drama is played out between the two women as Kim enters a journey into submission. The Red Queen assumes different characters who torment Kim in a series of trials ranging from the funny and strange to the sadistic and erotic. Kim is lured deeper into this world by hints the Red Queen knows something about her past. Why has she been chosen to serve this powerful female? Why is the Red Queen so interested in her? When Kim finally finds out the truth, it is shocking and bizarre.
Adventures in Fetishland is available at:
Extract from book
Once every inch of material had been touched by Kim’s lips the voluptuous rear of the purple caterpillar turned away and Kim was once again on her knees, facing her, looking up into the hauntingly beautiful features and dazzling blue eyes. The caterpillar was now nestling a flogger in her hands. It was black with a horse’s head at one end and had a spade shaped patch of leather at the other. The horse’s head was offered to Kim and she kissed it. The commands were wordless because no words were needed. The end with the leather flogger was presented to Kim and she kissed that too. Kim knew what was going to happen next but she would not dare have called for the purple caterpillar to stop, had no desire for her to stop. Kim just wanted to offer herself. The black leather flogger was run gently across Kim’s cheek, over her shoulders and across her tits that were now throbbing with desire and need. The smell and the touch of the leather and the sense of anticipation were overpowering. Do it, thought Kim. Please, strike me. Please let me feel it. She wanted it, she needed, it more than anything else she had desired in her life.
Finally, after an agonising wait, the flogger whipped down onto her breasts. Kim gasped and moaned. It was painful, of course it was painful, but it was like no other pain she had experienced before. It was mingled with a surge of erotic pleasure that crashed through her brain right down to her cunt. Each stroke was like a tsunami of sensation and emotion. Kim had always been curious about what went on in the head of her clients who had asked to be dominated, what need it fulfilled in them and now, in this bizarre place, at the hands of this powerful dominatrix, she understood.
The purple caterpillar took up a position behind Kim and with a firm hand on the nape of her neck pushed her down so that she was on all fours. She knelt over Kim, strands of her fragrant black hair caressing her back. Kim breathed in her scent, sweet and exotic. She nestled her back side onto the small of Kim’s back as if she was being ridden like a horse and she felt the chilly stiffness of the pvc on her skin.
“Do you want it Kim?” she whispered in her ear.
“Yes,” Kim gasped.
“Do you really want it?”
“Yes, please, yes,” Kim pleaded.
The flogger snapped smartly on her arse……
Slave Nano writes stories drawing on the themes of female supremacy, goddess worship, bondage, domination and submission, sado-masochism and fetish, frequently in fantasy, paranormal or historical settings.
His work usually has dominant female characters and submissive males. His stories explore the tensions between dominant and submissive and the boundaries between pain and pleasure, physical and mental bondage and retribution and reward.
Slave Nano lives in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He works full time and juggles his writing with this. His work has been published by Xcite Books and House of Erotica.
Find out more about Slave Nano at www.slavenano.co.uk
Nano facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002876113960&ref=tn_tnmn
Many thanks for dropping by today Slave Nano!