About A L Wright:
Alicia grew up in a very small Pacific NorthWest town of 900 people with not much to do. She used books and music as an escape from boredom. She is also an accomplished Harley Davidson mechanic, (she graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) and owned her own shop alongside her father in Phoenix, AZ for several years. After moving away from the motorcycle business, she picked up writing and always has many stories either in progress or in a long running list of ideas to write about. Many of her books are based on dreams she’s had, and are further inspired by other authors and current television shows. Favorite authors are Katherine Kerr, Terry Goodkind, R.A. Salvatore and George R. R. Martin.
What inspires you to write?
My kids. They see their parents working hard at their 9 to 5 jobs to make ends meet. I want them to see that no matter what, they should follow their hearts and dreams. I love to write, to tell a story, and I want my kids to see me do that and understand that nothing should hold them back from achieving everything they want as well.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’ve never been an organized person at home, and it seems that carried over to my writing. I’ve been more off the cuff than anything but am trying very hard to transition into a more organized style. I’ve got so many ideas that outlining and creating timelines would help. I just need to do it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My main characters come with their own attitudes, I just channel them. It’s secondary characters that I have to chat with in my head to understand how to portray on paper.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writing is an amazing journey and everyone’s path is different. Becoming a recognized author and selling books takes a lot of time, so don’t give up before you really begin. Just keep writing, and writing, and writing. Don’t worry about how your first book does in sales, especially if you are an independent author. Just keep writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went the self publish route, because I am stubborn and want to experience it all for myself. I like to have a slight sense of control. I am open to traditional publishing in the future but for now I will stick the Indie route. Advice to new authors? Depends on how much time you are willing to invest. Money, too. If things are tight then the self publish route may be the way to go. There are quite a few places out on the internet dedicated to helping Indie authors for low cost and sometimes for free.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Everyone has a voice now, and they all have the right to be published. There just needs to be a better way for readers to find the types of books they want. eBooks have revolutionized the publishing world, the rest of the world needs to catch up.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Fiction, Fairy Tale Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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