About Cara Wade:
I'm a daydreamer, and a lifelong teenybopper…boy bands forever! I would love to spend the day in the kitchen baking up sweet treats, but I hate doing the dishes after. I love to travel, but I'm always happy to return to my own bed in the end. When I'm not writing (or suffering writer’s block) you can find me reading, hiking, or relaxing by the water. I live in northern Massachusetts with my loving husband.
What inspires you to write?
People I talk with, things I see and blogs I follow. There are so many interesting things out there. I could be walking down the street and an idea can pop into my head based upon a building, or how someone is dressed. I use what's around me. I've also gotten some ideas from prompts people have sent me on Tumblr, or things I have found on Pinterest.
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually write as I go. The only time I put together an outline is if I hit a brick and I need help getting from one scene to another. I like to find pictures of who I think the characters look like so I can have that image in my head as I write. I also like to put a little of myself and people I know into the characters I write. It makes them seem a little more real.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
There are so many times I sit down to write planning on bringing the story in a different direction and my characters just won't allow it to happen. Sometimes it's something funny they say that pulls it into a different direction, or at least it takes me on a tangent or a bit. I like when my characters are unpredictable; but sometimes I need them to work with me instead.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write. Don't be afraid; just start. Even if you don't plan on showing your works to anyone you need to do it for yourself. Writing is such an escape for me. I can live another life through m characters and in a way that is so freeing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My husband has been pushing me for a while to do it and after talking with another indie author (who was willing to help me with everything) I bit the bullet and did it. I have been writing fan fiction on Tumblr for about a year and several people there have bee very supportive of me on this journey too.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more and more people are going to realize self publishing is not very hard and will move towards that direction. It's nice when you have control over your entire book and do not have to tailor to a big publishing company's desires.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Cara Wade Page On Amazon
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