About Birdie Paxton:
There are few things Birdie Paxton enjoys more than bathing under the summer sun while sipping on a mimosa in one of the many quirky bottomless brunch joints of her native London. One of these rare things though is to sit at a Covent Garden cafe with her old Dell laptop and write her next Romance story (and compulsively look up and fantasize about the occasional hunk strolling past her).
What inspires you to write?
With my new series, I wanted to write my own take on the steamy billionaire romance story, with twists and reveals inspired by my own life in two cities I'm intimately familiar with, while letting my imagination run wild. I also would lie if I said that I didn't take inspiration from the Fifty Shades series!
Tell us about your writing process.
My dell laptop, a mug of steamy bulletproof coffee and a jar of peanut butter are the key elements of my setup. I typically write in the morning before going for my day job, aiming for 500 words. Then in the evening, I would go over what I wrote that morning, edit it, and write some more if I have time.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes! I have a very precise idea of all characters I write about. The tone of their voice, the length of their hair, down to the color of their socks. I don't "converse" with them per say but feel how they would behave in a certain situation. It's more down to instincts than to a process of brainstorming to come up with their main character traits.
What advice would you give other writers?
You need to read as much quality books as possible. Commonsense advice. What I would add is, pick a few authors and books, and read them over and over, until their style and tropes are a part of you. Then come up with you own style.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Going indie was an easy decision and I haven't even considered going through the conventional publishing route. I am a relatively new author and for me, keeping my freedom is paramount. No deadlines besides those that I set myself. No editor telling me where to take the story or which bits to tone down. I want to be able to let me imagination run wild!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Conventional publishing houses will always exist but they'll have to improve the way they cater for their authors. Writers who emerge in the new paradigm won't put up with anyone stifling their creativity knowing they can have full freedom going the indie route (+ a bigger share of the royalties of course!).
What genres do you write?: Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Birdie Paxton Page On Amazon
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