About Fallacious Rose:
Rose lives in country Australia with one elderly grey cat and a husband with a very large beard. She's never met an animal she didn't like – except for the goanna who lives under the porch, who she calls Voldemort.
What inspires you to write?
I've always loved to write, I guess because I feel I've got something to say – stories to tell, life lessons to pass on. I can't find anyone to sit and listen to me for hours at a time, so I have to write it all down instead!
I like to write about the animals who've been my friends – my ponies, cats and dogs – because they're one of the happiest parts of my life. Even when – like Diablo the disobedient horse – they're really, really naughty.
Tell us about your writing process.
I used to write like this – I'd be lying in bed or sitting in the bus when suddenly – kbam – the first sentence of a book would hit me square in the face. I'd start with that sentence, and go wherever it led.
Nowadays, I like to outline the book first. But I do find that the story goes where it wants to go, not necessarily where the outline says it should go. Stories have a mind of their own.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I hear my characters in my head and see them in my mind's eye. That's why, sometimes, I forget to describe them in as much detail as I should for the reader – I already know them so well.
What advice would you give other writers?
Think about why you write. Is it to make money? Is it to share your perspective on the world? Are you writing for yourself or for others? If you're writing for other people, you're giving a gift. Make it a good one.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It's no use writing a book if nobody reads it. The day I found out about Amazon self-publishing was the greatest day of my life! Then I realised you had to promote your work. That was the worst day of my life (only joking).
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Indie writers are becoming more successful, and I think this will be a real challenge to traditional publishers. People still love books – which is amazing, given the competition.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers, None of the above 🙂
What genres do you write?: literary fiction, kids fiction, humour, paranormal thriller, short stories
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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