About Cher Foth:
Cher Foth, a native Kansan, has a B.S.B.A. from Auburn University and is a member of the American Association of University Women and the Florida Writers Association. Living and traveling throughout the world, she has absorbed the rhythm and color from these exotic places, translating them into the texture and voice of her novels. She resides with her husband in Florida, playing tennis and enjoying her granddaughters and cranky senior cats, Lucy and Cuda.
What inspires you to write?
Morning coffee – the hotter, the better. Also If I’ve been writing in my sleep, which I do often, those nighttime ideas are screaming for me to quickly get them down on paper before they disappear.
Tell us about your writing process.
I outline my books with a definite beginning, middle, and end – filling in the details as the writing progresses. I usually begin writing, coffee mug in hand, in early morning. My head is clear and not bothered by the mundane activities of the household as yet. Sometimes I will write all day when the Muse is with me. It’s an emotional thing, you see.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Absolutely. They are as real to me as any flesh and blood human. I never talk to them, just listen.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t ever think it will be a slam-dunk. A few are lucky, but most of us have to slave in the trenches. The art of writing is such a delicate spirit that, like a baby bird in hand, can be crushed so easily. You must be deliberate, patient, and willing to edit your work constantly, with no regrets of elimination. Set up an amazing blog and website, then just do it!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Indie publishing was the most expedient method. Lots of work on my part, but you don’t get that much help from publishers in this day and age. The era of Maxwell Perkins holding the hands of Hemingway and F.Scott Fitzgerald are long gone.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Where the money points, that’s where it will follow. I think, due to costs, there will be more books published on line than in print. It will become harder to get on Amazon as they will be much more selective.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: YA and Adult
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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