• Interview with “Captive Prince” author S.U. Pacat (freece)

    I started working on Captive Prince a few years ago, while I was living in Tokyo. Truthfully, I wasn’t good at ideas then, I had no process. I thought ideas sprang fully formed into the mind of the writer, and since that didn’t happen to me, I assumed I must not be a writer. I didn’t realise that ideas are glimmers, inklings that must be seized and worked on.

    So I was at that early stage of ‘I would like to write but I don’t know what to write about’. My process was honestly ridiculous. I thought, well, if I am going to write a book, it should be about something that I like!  I literally wrote down a list of everything that I liked. The first thing on the list was ‘princes’ and the second thing on the list was ‘hot guys with unbearable tensions between them’. That was it. I still have the list, ‘antiheroes, sword fights, biased viewpoint, rooftop chases, daring escapes, enemies, court politics, power plays’—it goes on.

    - Behind “Captive Prince,” S.U. Pacat’s bestselling “original slash” fic

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      Glad to see an “original slash” writer getting published, even if slave erotica isn’t my cup of tea.
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      I wrote a book using more or less that method once. It remains to be seen whether that effort will amount to anything....