About Emily Kendricks:
I’m a writer of contemporary romance and romantic crime fiction. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and never felt like I quite fit in so after marriage, my husband and I moved to New York City and it was there I began to write crime novels.
What inspires you to write?
Strong female characters which I can build a compelling storyline around.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process continues to evolve as I become more confident with my ability to complete and entire story. I’m learning to trust my writing instincts, go with my gut and move with the flow of the story. Sometimes it takes all kinds of twists and turns but I think that’s what keeps the reader’s interest. I don’t want my stories to be ‘predictable’. I want them to have totally unexpected events and endings. I want it to be remembered by the reader, long after the story is finished.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Abso-friggin’-lutely! I had been writing for several years. I was actually working on a scene in The Fantasy Maker and I found myself getting very angry at Emma’s husband. I could actually feel what Emma was feeling and I knew that I had literally stepped into my character’s skin. It was awesome!
What advice would you give other writers?
Grow large balls! Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and zig when everyone else is zagging. Don’t sweat the small stuff and waste writing energy laboring over how to use a word or being politically correct. Skill holds a reader’s attention page after page but it’s content that will remain in his memory.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I feel self publishing is not only the wave of the future but the wave of success.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I feel that traditional publishing as we know it is on its way out and the number of independent authors will continue to rise. Writers are getting weary with spending months, and sometimes years, writing novels only to be rejected hundreds of times and leaving their unpublished manuscripts collecting dust on their hard drives. At one time you were either published or you were not. Now writers have options and they choose to be published or not published. Print books will become less popular and ebooks will be the way to go. That’s my prediction.
What genres do you write?: crime, romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Emily Kendricks Page On Amazon
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