About Brooke Williams:
Brooke Williams is a former radio announcer/producer and script writer turned freelance writer and author. When Brooke’s first daughter was born in 2009 she left her full time radio career to stay home. Eventually, she realized she could fulfill her lifelong desire to write while her daughter napped and she then entered into the freelance writing world. As her business grew, she took on clients from all over the world and began to dabble in fiction writing once again. Brooke has several books on the market including her first novel, “Someone Always Loved You” and the thriller “Beyond the Bars.” Her upcoming released include “Wrong place, Right time” (December 9th 2014 from the Writer’s Coffee Shop), “Accept this Dandelion” (feb 2015, Prism Book Group) and “Mamarazzi (August 2015, Prism Book Group.) She even has a children’s book under contract for Feb 2016. Brooke loves all things writing and currently specializes in clean romantic comedy, though she’s written a bit of everything.
What inspires you to write?
Doctors tell you to work out in order to maintain health. That is something I believe, however, I also feel like I have to write to maintain my health! Writing to me is like breathing. It’s something I HAVE to do. On the days when I don’t get a chance to write, I feel the difference. I write because I love it and I’m so lucky to have been able to build a business around it. I get to stay home with my girls, do something I am absolutely crazy about and have the best of both worlds!
Tell us about your writing process.
I think. A lot. When I sit down, I just write. I have to have an idea stewing in my mind for a while before I crack in on it. Once I get the first scene formed in my mind, I sit down and bang it out. After that, I can’t stop myself. I’d probably sit and write the whole story at once if my daughters allowed! I don’t outline. I don’t create sketches. I just write. What comes out probably would be different from one day to the next so I’m always hoping I’m writing on the best possible day idea-wise! When I’m into a story, it’s all I can think about. That’s partly why I write as fast as I do. I want it to be completed so my mind can move on!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I feel like once my characters are formed, they direct the story. I think things are going to go one way, but they take it another based on what they do and say within the story.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up. If you love to write…write! Don’t let anyone else tell you that you shouldn’t or can’t. Finding a publisher is HARD. I liken it to a needle in a haystack. But if you don’t dig around in that haystack you’ll NEVER find one. Keep looking…they’re out there!!!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-published “Someone Always Loved You” and “Beyond the Bars” more for fun and to pass around to family etc. I was floored with “Someone Always Loved You” took off on amazon. But I always wanted to have a regular publisher so every time I wrote a story, I would circle it around and see if I could get any bites. I finally did with “WRong Place, Right Time” and after that, I got contracts for “Accept this Dandelion,” “Mamarazzi,” and “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut” one right after another.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
IT’s definitely changing and heading more toward the ebook genre. PAperbacks are expensive and people are busy. Having an ebook means you can read anywhere, anytime!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: romantic comedy, contemporary fictin, thrillers
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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