About Becky Flade:
When I was little, I didn’t realize that not everyone had people and stories in their head. I could and did keep myself occupied for hours, building scenes and tiny dramas. Not until kindergarten did it occur to me to write these stories down and share them with others. I’ve been writing ever since.
I make a home, and life, in southeast Pennsylvania with my husband and our two small children. My oldest daughter is happily married and expecting her second son this winter. My family aren’t just my biggest supporters, they’re my greatest joy.
What inspires you to write?
Everything inspires me but I’m most creative when I’m bored. I’ll be standing in a long line at the bank and someone in front of me will do or say something interesting and – boom – my mind is racing.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is very fluid. I have so many ideas in the course of a day but only the ones that really stick with me get my attention. I jot down the basics and let it sit because I’m usually always working on something else. The ones that keep nagging at me, building, seemingly on their own, are the ones that I go back to and I get to enjoy the story as it enfolds. However, when I’m stuck – I find storyboarding to be essential.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I totally talk to my characters while I’m writing. It’s always as if I’m part of the story not the one writing it. And even after I’ve tapped out THE END they continue living and breathing in my imagination. Which can occasionally turn into a series.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would tell other writers to write for themselves first. Directed writing based on current trends, in my opinion, yields stories without heart. And writing for a check results in stories without a soul. Write what you enjoy, write well, and keep your fingers crossed other people love it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve always written my stories down, the ones that stuck with me and demanded to be told that is. But always for myself. I was embarrassed to show them off. A friend, in college, asked permission to use my computer (it was a giant Commodore 64) to work on an essay project and she happened across the most recent file I was working on. She lost her mind and I lost mine, for different reasons entirely. But she insisted that I at least try to publish. It took me years but I did it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of book publishing is exciting. We have a chance, a real chance, with small publishers, indie authors, self-publishing, etc., to create diverse array of literature. How can that not be exciting?
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance, Erotica, Noir, Suspense, Paranormal
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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