Efrain Nadal De Choudens

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Interview with male erotica writer, Efrain Nadal de Choudens
Puerto Rico-native Efrain Nadal de Choudens had a fascination for horror and science fiction before he added erotica to his already impressive portfolio. Efrain and I connected throughFacebook, and meeting a male erotica writer was very fascinating to me. He was nice enough to stop by the blog and talk about writing.
TL: You attended a Creative Writing program. With student loan rates rising, would you recommend others enroll in similar programs? Why or why not?
EN: I always encourage attending college, but with the loan rates rising, we need to think very well what we are going to do. Liberal Arts, including Creative Writing, is a risk. My recommendation is if you are going for a B.A., takes the chance. You always are going to learn something new, and it is going to be beneficial being around people with the same interest as you. Plus a B.A. is going to help you to have other careers while you are working on your writing endeavors. But if you are thinking of a M.A., don’t do it unless you are planning to have a teaching career. The cost is too high, and you can learn what you need by just taking a seminar or getting a professional diploma. 
"If you are thinking of a M.A., don’t do it unless you are planning to have a teaching career. The cost is too high, and you can learn what you need by just taking a seminar or getting a professional diploma." 
TL: You are a very prolific writer and poet. How do you get your ideas? Do you draw a lot of inspiration from your Spanish culture?
EN: Most of my ideas come from daily situations. I only include a weird twist (or erotic) to the common life. Until now, I just used my Spanish culture background in a very limited way for my English stories and poems. But I found that horror, science fiction and erotica are finally being noticed in the Latin world, especially in Spain, and I already started a science fiction novel in Spanish plus some short stories. Also I have planned to write a biography of one of my French relatives. 
"Horror, science fiction and erotica are finally being noticed in the Latin world, especially in Spain."
TL: Name three things of yours that everyone should read and why. 
EN: First of all, my bio, because in that way the readers can see how twisted I am and they can have an idea of what to expect of my writing. In other words, they are going to have the chance to run away before is too late.

Second, my short story “The Sacred Earth” included in the Grave Robber Anthology is a good example of my grotesque writing. Also, the story will show how diversified the food is in some restaurants.

Third, I recommend my erotic flash fiction “It’s all about friends,” published in the Skive Magazine, because my erotica usually includes  more than two in the relationship. 

For more information about Efrain, please check out his website and social media:
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Three Books Everyone Should Read by Efrain Nadal
Erotica writer, Efrain Nadal de Choudens, took the time to share the top three books he thinks everyone should read and why. Do you agree with his guest post? Let us know in the comments!
  1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Not only does it have an emotional and powerful theme,Olive Kitteridge is a novel made of short stories, making this book an easy read and a good example for writers. 
  2. Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes, The book consist of two stories, one in the past, the other in the present and both of them collide at the end of the book. It’s a good example for writers that they can actually write two different novellas and mix them at the end. For readers, the book is fantastic because they are reading two stories in one place. Also the book presents various historical facts and introduces the reader to a great culture. 
  3.  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. A good reading list is not complete without a good classic.

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