About Adrienne Monson:
Adrienne Monson is an award winning hybrid author who has been quoted by MSN as a vampire expert. She’s always had a voracious appetite for reading, which she inherited from her dad. She enjoys all kinds of fiction and will sometimes stay up all night to finish a well written book.
Monson is married with two kids. Aside from writing, reading, and family, she loves Zumba, kickboxing, and eating new cuisines.
What inspires you to write?
Reading. I know it’s such a basic answer, but I fell in love with books at a young age and I feel like that opened the doorway to my imagination. Now it’s turned into floodgates that I can’t close. (And don’t want to!)
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a discovery writer all the way. I usually don’t know what’s going to happen until I write it. In one of my books, I had no idea who the villain was until he revealed himself at the very end. I also don’t know if a character will actually die or live until I get to that point in the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Not really. But I do everything I can to get in their heads. I’ll take personality quizzes from their point of view, and write journal entries on their behalf. Some of those entries are from when they’re kids, to teens, to where they are in the story I’m writing them into.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. If your first book isn’t the best (And NO ONE has the best first book), don’t dwell on revision after revision. Write another book, and another. Writing more and more books helps you to learn beyond what any class or article can teach you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published traditionally through a small publisher for my first trilogy. While it’s been a decent experience, I’m now branching out to self-publishing. There is no wrong way to go about it, and there’s definitely pros and cons to both. Without going into too many details (I’m not joking – I could teach a whole presentation on this topic), I’ll just say make sure you do thorough research. If you go traditional, research which publishers you want to go through. Self-publishers, make sure you understand the full work load you’re taking on.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Right now, the market is saturated. Everyone is writing a book, and more than 50% of those people are self-publishing to make a few thousand dollars. I see the people who got caught in the hype of it all moving on to something else while the people who are truly dedicated to the craft thriving.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, new adult, historical romance, dystopian
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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