Ever since Aray was little she always wanted to be a writer. She began writing at an early age, her short stories consisted of cartoon characters such as She-Ra and He-Man. Later on she decided to delve into something more real and personal. Despite the trials and tribulations she endured in her life, she wrote her first novel “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, a tell all book centered around the life and times she spent with her grandmother while her mother was in prison. It was never published. She then went on writing more unpublished novels, honing her craft so to speak. Finally finding her niche’, she reinvents herself as a writer and doesn’t plan on slowing down anythime soon.
What inspires you to write?
God and my family.
There’s so much i want to give to them, they’ve been my sole supporters.
God bestowed this gift upon me and i plan on giving it back to him someday.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a seat of the pants writer definitely. I hate outlines. They’re just not for me
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I tend to let the characters speak through me instead of forcing dialogue down their throats. They all have something to say, you just got to know when to listen
What advice would you give other writers?
My journey is just beginning, i have yet to conquer this big bad writing world.
For other indie authors out there, i would say never give up. no matter how hard the your journey is never give up on your dreams. Write everyday if you can. Write what your passionate about. Channel that disappointment and frustration and make that work for you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
There was no decision on my part. I didn’t have an agent or publisher attached so i self published. Self publishing can be rewarding if you have a universal map to marketing and promoting your book. i’m still learning
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t know really. there are pros and cons to independent as well as traditional. Unless your publishing company is one of the big five, it’s all relative.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: drama, thriller, suspense, comedy, horror, mystery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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