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Super Heroes of Smut: Mischa Eliot

Super Heroes Of Smut: Mischa Eliot

Welcome to another episode of “Super Heroes of Smut”! This week, I have the red-headed ball of awesome known as Mischa Eliot in the hot seat, discussing all things smutty. Before we get started, let’s learn a little about Mischa:

Obligatory Bio for Oleander: That’s right, Oleander made me write this for her. She’s a slave driver, I swear. Anyway. I’m Mischa Eliot and I write smutty stories. I like to play in the BDSM realm and I enjoy dragging out my stories to give you the most scintillating smutty goodness I can offer. My cat, Peanut, enjoys preventing me from writing by latching onto my right arm, with claws. Please send help. During the rest of the day, I’m an office superhero. I should wear a freaking cape, but I’m pretty sure that’s against office dress code. I know, ridiculous. I live in Northeast Ohio and I’m constantly begging or searching for sunshine.

Oleander Plume: You rascal!! *shuffles papers* This is a serious interview. Let’s get serious. *uncontrollable laughter* How long have you been writing (erotica or other wise)?

Mischa Eliot: I’ve been writing for a little over 20 years. I started off lurking in the Red Dragon Inn chatrooms long ago on AOL. I had no idea what they were. I didn’t know what RPG was either. I thank those chatrooms because my typing speed doubled and my quick wit grew sharper. I started writing stories based on the characters I created. People asked for more, so I gave them more.

Then I started writing steamy stories. I shared them with my sister and my best friend. They begged for more, so I wrote more. I always loved reading and I always wanted to be a writer deep down inside. I honestly never thought that I would have a chance to share my stories with a wider audience and I am forever grateful to each person who reads my stories – especially if they give me honest and constructive feedback.

I know I am not the best writer – I know I tend to screw things up – but like everyone, I’m human and always learning. I do what I can to improve and keep people begging for more.

OP: Don’t listen to her, dear readers, she’s an awesome writer!! Speaking of your work, do you outline, or do you just sit down and start writing? Tell us about your writing process!

ME: I am definitely a pantser. Imagine a bright, clear, flash of lightning. The kind that crackles. You know for a fact that it struck something. Little hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The next thing you know you’ve written 5,000 of the hottest words ever. Your heart is racing, your breath is ragged. Your own writing has gotten you so hot and bothered, there’s nothing you can do but give yourself permission to take care of yourself.

I want to be honest here, too. I have written stories here that don’t turn me on. They get me interested, but nothing I want to run to someone and say “READ THIS!”. I’ve published or posted these stories and I’ve been told by others that they are a favorite. Yes, your writing should get you excited. It should make you feel, because if it doesn’t, then you’ll be very lucky if you hear ‘wow, that one… that one hit me so hard in the feels I couldn’t sit still for a week.’ from your readers.

I keep a file of things I overhear – a lot of my ideas come from conversations I’m not involved in, or come into the middle of. The simplest thing can be made naughty these days and anything that makes me snicker gets added to the “Overheard” file.

OP: Is there a subgenre of erotica you haven’t explored yet but would like to?

ME: I haven’t written in Paranormal/Fantasy/SciFi but I would love to explore them. These genres have rules. I dislike rules. I want to break them all. However, I may stick my toe into the puddle of ooze and see what sucks on it thanks to a lovely author who taught me “Nothing makes sense, therefore, everything does.” In her novel. (wink wink)

OP: There are rules? Uh oh! I understand you are a “book-aholic”. When you sit down to read a book, what makes you keep reading? Also – what makes you slam a book shut (or throw your Kindle across the room)?

ME: I want to read something that grabs me and doesn’t let me go. I don’t care if I can’t breathe when I’m reading it because I’m crying from laughing or what. It has to get a hold of me. If I’m not laughing, if I’m not having fun reading the book, then I just don’t even want to touch it anymore. I am so tired of the bad boys who are dickheads and treat the woman they are supposed to love like trash. I’m tired of the prissy, whiny, rescue me from myself, heroines that can’t seem to get their shit together.

Yes, give your characters problems or issues to overcome, but if they are whiny or treat each other like crap, then I don’t even want anything to do with it. There’s so much strife and hate in the world right now, just give me some really good escape stories with quirky characters and zany adventures.

I’ve stopped listening to audiobooks – and removed them from my phone – (I honestly wish I’d asked for a refund) because the man outright raped the woman – but she is falling or has fallen in love with him, so it’s okay. (It’s not okay.) I was driving at the time, so I did not throw my phone. I’ve never thrown a device. I wish I had paperbacks for a couple of books I’ve read in the past because I would have thrown them over and over again.

OP: While writing, what is right next to you? AKA: describe your work space.

ME: Like you, I sit in a recliner while I write. To my left is my floor lamp (purple), my side table which has my water/coffee/drink of choice, phone, and remote controls. The laptop sits there when it’s not in use. I usually have something on the tv that I’ve watched before (Supernatural, Leverage, The Librarians, etc) or I’ll hook up the old laptop and turn on Amazon Music. And, of course my faithful kitty likes to hang on to my right arm (with claws) because I’m supposed to be petting him instead of typing away on this silly machine that is not soft but he rests his royal head on anyway because it’s in his way. There’s also a stack of Writer’s Digest magazines and printouts of various stories that I attempt to proof and edit on paper.

OP: Can you tell us about your latest work in progress?

ME: Oh boy, what am I working on? Lots of stuff. I have a file full of ideas for a bundle about boys kissing boys and how they ended up kissing (and more). I’m really excited about working on that. I’m also working on Flashed on Friday: a 7 days of sin short story. That one keeps growing and shifting, but it’s getting there. At the time of this writing, I’ve posted part nine of Tease for Masturbation Monday (I am sure part ten will be the final installment). From something I overheard, I have another story idea. I’m not sure if it will be a serial or novella at this time, but I’m working out those details as I write. And then there’s Possession, a serial I am working on as well. It’s never a dull moment! I’m always working on something and hopefully I’ll live long enough to finish them all (forever should work).

How great is she? You can find out more about my friend Mischa by clicking the following links:

Author website

Twitter

Amazon (buy her books!)

Look for Mischa on the Radish Fiction app.

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