I’m a Graphic Designer living in Cape Town, South Africa. The one thing I love more than reading a story is writing one. If I’m not at work, I’m writing about people, their problems, their emotions and how they are trying to deal with everyday life. It’s the reason why I write.
What inspires you to write?
Two years ago I went through a difficult time in my life. I was retrenched for the second time and made the choice to move to a bigger city to find a job. In the beginning it was hard and with every application that didn’t receive a responds I began to feel more depressed. I turned to something I loved when I was in college every time I felt down. Reading. I tell you, I devoured a book a day. Anything from romance to suspense.
Eventually I managed to find a great job in the perfect area, but never stopped reading. I was sitting with my husband at a coffee shop one day in winter and told him I want to write a book. I had a story in mind that I had to tell the world and he told me to go for it. I had written before and published short stories online when I was college, receiving positive reviews from readers. So I knew I was capable of writing my own novel.
So in the end reading was my inspiration to write. And writing is part of who I am.
Tell us about your writing process.
In the beginning I already knew the plot and had the ending in my mind. I didn’t make any notes. Everything I wrote was from memory (though I do encourage writing notes, please). I had a couple of scenes I wanted to include, but the challenge was how to make them come together at the end. When I started to writing it came together really well. Even when I wasn’t writing I wouldn’t stop thinking about the characters and scenes and how I could evolve them. They were with me every day and I think it was the reason why I never got stuck or was cursed with the atrocious writer’s block.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listened to the character every day. They would stop talking, even at night while I tried to sleep. It can make a person crazy.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I thought about self-publishing in the very beginning. I’m not a very patient person and I knew self-publishing would be much more quicker than traditional publishing. I was eager to share my story.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self-publishing will grow and never stop. It opened up doors I didn’t know existed two years ago.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
New Adult, Romance, Young Adult, Suspence.
What formats are your books in?
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