About Darlene Torday:
My first books “Bad Moon Rising” and “H2O” were written with the same co-authors.
I was born in Youngstown, OH and have been a lifelong resident of the state. I graduated from Boardman High School and have attended classes at both YSU and the county adult vocational school. I am currently working on a new book tentatively titled “Secrets.” I’ve had my stores published in magazine and the anthologies “Let Us Not Forget”, and “Recipes, Reflections and Recollections, Life in the Atchafalaya Basin”. I belong to a local writers group.
What inspires you to write?
I like to take an idea from life and expand it into a story that the reader is not sure if fact or fiction.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m more of a pants writer but this time the new book written with one of my previous co-author has been more planning. We did not outline and actually began writing the book out of order. It’s been a challenge that has been fun and a learning experience for both of us.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Sometimes the characters tell me what to do and if I don’t they bug me until I write it their way. Other times it’s my idea from beginning to end.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write about everything. It doesn’t matter if it’s only about something that happened recently, you saw it on television, or it’s as simple as watching a child playing. The more you write the better you will become. Also don’t forget reading is important. If you don’t read you will have a harder time writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Amazon has opened a whole new world for writers and you don’t need to pay to have your work published. This does not mean you should not edit and make your writing the best it can be.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I love that books are available in more than print, although print books are the ones I read most of the time.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: historical fiction, women’s fiction, mysteries, romance, children stories, poetry
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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