About Fanny Lee Savage:
Fanny Lee Savage was born in Florida, where she became enchanted by it’s diverse culture and rich history. She spent most of her early childhood living in the central part of the state before her family moved to Colorado.
Some of her hobbies include: Photography, drawing, digital art and 3D model making and of course reading and writing about vampires, love, ancient civilizations, Mythology and science fiction.
Fanny now resides in Florida with her husband of eleven years, their ten year old daughter, collection of five cats and a dog. She devotes herself to her family and spends her free time writing down all the stories that fill her head.
What inspires you to write?
From the time I was a child, I have made up stories. It wasn’t until there was this story that refused to leave me alone, I decided to sit down and write. Now, I’m in love with the entire process and can’t imagine doing anything else.
Tell us about your writing process.
My process is a bit unorganized. I make a light outline, a sort of timeline of events I know will be included in the story. Characters get a file with there names, history, relations and deepest secrets. Mostly, I have the very end of a story, the beginning is vague, and I usually rewrite these, but I simply sit down and write it out. Letting the characters take me where they will.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I’m constantly listening to characters have conversations. Mostly in my head, but I will sit down and write them out if something good seems to be coming out of it. Sometimes, I’ll do an interview and as silly as it sounds, I’ll have them tell their darkest secrets. It is amazing what you learn from them by simply listening.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write write! Start putting words to paper/ computer. It doesn’t matter if you think it is terrible, just keep going. Let the characters tell you their story, don’t try to force them into scenes or situations to fit what you want to tell. It comes across stale and forced and readers will feel it. And, in regards to feeling, remember to explore emotions and have readers FEEL the story, by giving vivid details on emotions. This is most important and really gives a story depth.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After I was halfway done with my first book. I knew I had a good story. It was something I would love to read, the kind of book I would sit and devour in one sitting. When I realized the scope of this first story, I knew I had to share it. And, I have so many more stories to tell! That is what pushed me to publish.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It is an evolving process. large publishing houses are starting to feel the pinch. There are many very talented authors going the indie route. I think publishers will be forced to start (I’m sure they are already) scouting more than waiting for submissions from Agents.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romce, Dark Romance, Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print