About Arietta Richmond:
Arietta Richmond has been a compulsive reader and writer all her life. Whilst her reading has covered an enormous range of topics, history has always fascinated her, and historical novels been amongst her favourite reading.
She has written a wide range of work, from business articles and other non-fiction works (published under a pen name) but fiction has always been a major part of her life. Now, her Regency Historical Romance series is finally being released. The Derbyshire set is comprised of 6 shorter novels. She also has a standalone longer novel shortly to be released, and two longer series of novels in development.
She lives in Australia, and when not reading or writing, likes to travel, and to see in person the places where history happened.
What inspires you to write?
Many years of reading historical romance, and of doing historical recreation things (like making period costume, cooking – all that stuff). Writing about it just seemed the logical next step.
Tell us about your writing process.
Outline – but a very flexible one, based on the concept of the outcomes I want in the story. It starts with a plot concept description, in approximate order, on about two pages in a word document, and grows from there.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Sometimes – it depends on the character…..
What advice would you give other writers?
Some people will hate it, some people will love it – just write it, and give the ones who will love it a chance to find you!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Collaboratively self publish – best of both worlds!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
People will always read – how, well, who knows – how we read now didn’t even in exist, in many cases, 5 or 6 years ago.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Historical romance (and a few other things under pen names)
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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