About Amy Lynch:
Amy Lynch is an author of women’s commercial fiction and writing is her passion. She loves to write humorous romantic fiction, but not always with fairy tale endings! She has published fiction in magazines, and has worked in the charity sector for twelve years. She is married with two young children. When she is not writing, Amy can be found juggling school lunches and two Shetland pony-sized rescue dogs. Now, how’s that for multi-tasking? Amy is the author of two novels, Bride Without A Groom and Does My Bump Look Big In This? Her third novel is in progress.
What inspires you to write?
I draw on personal experience when I write. I think that the cliché of ‘write what you know’ is correct, and for me, I know about relationships, weddings and babies – so these topics tend to feature heavily! I’m a bit of a magpie, taking funny stories that have happened to myself or friends, and then using them in my work. Like I tell my friends, “be careful, or you’ll end up in one of my novels!”
Tell us about your writing process.
Writing comes easily to me, and is something I enjoy. It is something I find time for in a busy working-mum day. As the old phrase goes, “find a job you love, and you’ll never work again.” For me that job is writing, and although it takes up a lot of my time, it doesn’t feel like work.
My writing process is quite strict – I develop the chapter plan first, then develop the story further.
Somewhere along the way, writing turned from a hobby to a passion. It’s something I do every day, even if it’s only half an hour between making the children’s school lunch and watching Eastenders. I love it! Sometimes, I feel that if I don’t get a funny line or a clever idea down on paper, I’ll forget it. This explains the notebooks lying about the house, in my purse, bedside locker, and glove-box of my car!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Rebecca, the main character in my books has a very strong personality – she is a bridezilla, desperate to get married. She shouts at me all the time, telling me funny one liners as I’m trying to fall asleep!
What advice would you give other writers?
You can visit my website to see my TOP TEN TIPS on bagging a book deal – I give advice here to aspiring authors.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am published with Harper Collins UK, they are a wonderful team to work with – so clever, enthusiastic and fun.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think indie authors have enjoyed huge success, however major publishers still achieve massive sales.
What genres do you write?: chick lit, fiction, humor
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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