About Amy McNulty:
Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.
What inspires you to write?
I love spending time in imaginary worlds with imaginary characters who have grand adventures. Both reading and writing are forms of escapism for me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I used to be a pantser, but I got stuck on one manuscript toward the end and I wished I had had a plan before I started writing. Now I write an outline before I begin or after I’ve written a chapter or two in a Word document or notebook. It’s okay if I go off-outline as I write, so long as I have that outline to fall back on for the overarching story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes! I try to imagine myself in the scene as the characters, and sometimes they do and say things I don’t expect them to.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write as often as you can, but don’t be hard on yourself if you can’t write every day. Even when it feels like you’re not writing well, keep going. You can fix it later!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I always dreamed of seeing my books in bookstores, so I decided to go the traditional publishing route for my first book, Nobody’s Goddess. I got an agent and a book deal with an indie publisher for that series. It takes a longer time for your book to go on sale, but I love having the support of my publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think books will always be a part of life, no matter how much technology evolves. There’s something so comforting about reading.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: YA fantasy, YA romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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