Annie Wood is a Hollywood native, lifelong actress and writer. She’s an award winning playwright with a hit web-series that she created, wrote and stars in, “Karma’s a B*tch.” Karma has over 1.7 million views and was Best of the Web on Virgin America. Season 2 will shoot in early 2014. Her rom com novella, “Dandy Day” is now available on Amazon.
Annie continues to be committed to telling stories that have plenty of humor and heart. For more about her acting and writing please visit www.anniewood.com
What inspires you to write?
My dreams, my thoughts, a good book, the theatre, a TV show or movie that I love.
A painting, a song, other people’s art.
Tell us about your writing process.
I often have a few projects going on at once. I usually let them fight it out and the story that I need to tell the most will win. I write in what I call “bolts.” 1-3 hour bolts throughout the day depending on if I have auditions and other obligations. I have a Facebook writing group, “Bolting with Annie Wood” and I often join or start a #writingsprint on Twitter.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They often have conversations with one another when I’m trying to sleep. I usually get up and write it down.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t worry so much about it being “good” or “commercial” or whatever. Just get the first draft out. It must come OUT. No excuses, write. Then set it aside for a few weeks and come back to it.
Bottom line, write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had several screenplays that have made it into the semi-finals and finals in contests and have gotten good feedback but since they haven’t been produced yet, very few people have heard these stories. I wanted to get them to an audience. I don’t want to tell my stories solely for myself. I like to share. 🙂
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
All I know is that as an actress I spend a lot of time waiting for permission to do what I’m here to do. I didn’t have any desire to seek out a publisher and wait for a yes or no. I wanted to get my stuff out there on my timetable. I want to just do my thing. This is why I love indie publishing. It gives you the freedom to just do your thing.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Comedy Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Comedic Scenes, YA
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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