About Amy Pilkington:
Amy Pilkington is a mother of four who lives in Tennessee with her husband, children, and two dogs. She enjoys camping, photography, reading, and spoiling her adorable granddaughter.
Pilkington aspires to be a beach bum when she grows up.
What inspires you to write?
There is so much in my head that I have to get out. I envision the characters and they have stories to tell. I stepped away from fiction for over a decade, and the characters were piling up. I have to tell their stories.
Tell us about your writing process.
People ask this all the time. I don’t have a set process. If the story is complete in my head, I’ll make notes of what happens because I am forgetful, but I mostly write it straight through. If I know how I want the story to end but I’m not so sure how I want to get there, I’ll work on an outline to bring it all together.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Both. Sometimes the characters run amok and I question them about it. I ask them what they’re doing and where they’re going. They speak to me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Don’t stop writing, and don’t doubt your abilities.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m not a patient person. Submitting and waiting just isn’t my style. That’s why I decided to self-publish. I don’t need a traditional publisher to validate my work. I’m don’t understand why anyone pursues a traditional publisher. You make less in royalties, and I’ve hear horror stories from authors who had to purchase the rights back to end the madness.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing is the future, and it’s moving digital. Even the big authors are embracing the digital format.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Horror, thriller, humor
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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