Audrey King started writing short stories and poetry as a hobby while raising four children and now that her children are grown, she has exchanged the apron for a life of writing romance while enjoying her growing family on the East Coast. When she’s not working on sharpening her writing craft, she loves researching legends and myths while listening to bagpipe music or classic rock-n-roll.
You can learn more about Audrey and contact her through her author website at www.audreyeking.com.
What inspires you to write?
Anything can inspire me to write. To me, writing is something I need to do or I’m just not myself.
Tell us about your writing process.
I use many index cards! All of my ideas are written on index cards and as I accumulate a certain amount for each story, they go into my Scrivener under a working title and from there, I write my first draft scene by scene.
I also use Free Mind to map my characters with pictures of what they look like, their goals and objectives, and their personalities.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
If I get stuck in a scene or can’t relate to a character, I write a letter to myself from them explaining who they are and what they want or don’t want. Other than that, I have programmed my brain to imagine the setting of the scene first and write what I see happening. To go deeper into character POV, I channel myself into their “bodies” and write their actions and reactions; their thoughts, they’re words, they’re feelings.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up!
Writing from deep inside of you and your characters comes first of all things.
Don’t let writing advice bury the true writer in you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
To answer truthfully in my own opinion, it may be because there aren’t many agents who want to risk steering away from YA romance or erotica. Those types of romance genres are all the rage. Besides, I wasn’t ready for an agent with the last two books, but I’m pretty sure I will be ready with the third one I’m writing now because I’m working on strengthening my writing weaknesses.
I advise new authors to take their time and explore every avenue of publishing while they’re writing. Query agents while you research and learn self publishing and at the same time, keep writing without negative influence.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
First of all let me say, you’d be surprised how many readers out there in the world don’t realize that writer’s can actually publish and sell their own work. However, I think that might change in the next few years.The real boogaboo is that those readers might not want to pay traditional publishing prices for a self published book unless they are completely familiar with the writer especially with the economy like it is. Readers will be more judgmental with cover design and author interaction as well as reviews from others.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
paranormal romance, time travel romance, and contemporary romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print