Brandace Morrow is a full time mom of four, and currently stationed overseas with her sexy soldier. Her current obsessions are Maroon 5, rum and coke, and reading in no particular order. Despite being terribly awkward with social media, she’s everywhere. Frequently subjecting the public to pictures of her minion’s messes, and everything that is Momdom in the Morrow house.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always put myself to sleep thinking up stories like the books I read all day long. Now that I’ve started writing them down the ideas keep coming to me and I have to get them out. I love a book that makes me think, makes me feel, and I want to give that back.
Tell us about your writing process.
With Fan Girl, it was a story that was stuck in my head, but that wouldn’t progress past a certain point. I began writing it down and had no idea where it would go. Now that I’ve moved on to my second piece, I see the advantages of outlines. It eliminates having to go back through the story and add what needs to be present for the hooks in the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
As an avid reader, I know the emotional investment that comes with falling in love with characters, rooting for them, or wanting to yell at them. With my characters, I have an image of who that person is, as if I’ve seen them on the street, watched their body language and understand a little bit of where that person’s head is. The main character is always a part of me. Is it the shy me? Timid? Independent? F you attitude? Hurt and defensive? All of those are me in some way. And I hope that they are a part of someone else to.
What advice would you give other writers?
Having just started out, the only advice I can give is to network. Make those connections and ask the questions, because most indie authors are so nice and helpful, have been where you are, that they will give back the answers you need.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Publishing wasn’t really a realistic option for me. I wanted people to read my story now, not in five years, if then. Having read everything I could from successful Indie authors I saw that the ones that got picked up by publishers were self publishing, then getting noticed and courted by those big companies. It seemed like the way to get my story to the masses, but potentially, eventually, get my books into stores as well.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More and more people are choosing to self publish and then wait for the publishers to come to them. It’s less stressful each party than sending quarry letters and getting denied countless times and the publishers know they are getting a proven book to invest in. Electronics are the thing of the future, and books will go the way they are now.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Romance, Contemporary Romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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