About CL Wells:
C.L. Wells is a JANE-OF-ALL-TRADES, with a passion for writing and animals. She lives in Kansas with her family, which includes a fat doggie who is not named Toto and a cat who moonlights as an escape artist. Feel free to ask her about the ‘escape artist.’ She plans to write about it someday. She would love hearing from you.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always loved stories. Even my favorite songs are ones that tell stories. All it takes is one small thing that is a little above average to happen in a day and I want to run to my laptop.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a pantser, for sure. If I use an outline, it’s one that’s in my head. I’ve tried to write them down or take notes, but that doesn’t work for me. I write like my fingers are on fire. Once the flames have been doused, I know I’m done for that session.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I see them in my head… whether they’re leaning against a counter or brushing their hair out of their eyes, I see them. I don’t talk to them. I leave them alone and let them do their thing.
What advice would you give other writers?
That you have to sit down and find something to type until what you should be writing comes to you. If you’re drawing a blank, find a baby name site, close your eyes and place your finger on the screen. Whatever name you touch, create the character on the spot and write about them! Once you have your draft finished, go through all the necessary pain to polish it. Don’t rush and throw it out there. Make it shine.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Traditional publishing doesn’t offer authors what it used to. Often, authors still have to help promote their books heavily and invest in the marketing (in certain ways). If I have to do all that, then I will gladly keep all my royalites.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future looks bright. As long as readers keep their desire to read, we’ll be okay.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Issue-Driven Fiction; Faith Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Christian Fiction, and more
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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