About Georgie Lee:
A lifelong history buff, Georgie Lee hasn’t given up hope that she will one day inherit a title and a manor house. Until then, she fulfills her dreams of lords, ladies and a season in London through romantic fiction. Her Regency romances have won first place in the ACRA Heart of Excellence contest and the OKRWA International Digital Awards.
When not writing, she can be found reading non-fiction history or watching any movie with a costume and an accent. Please visit the website listed below to learn more about Georgie Lee and her books.
What inspires you to write?
I’m a voracious reader of non-fiction history. It’s where many of my ideas for historical romances come from and something I’ve always enjoyed. So many times a single line from a true event in history will spark a “what if?” moment and an entire story.
Tell us about your writing process.
In terms of plotting, I used to be a pantser, but now I sit down and write a summary and work on my characters before I get too far into a story. I usually start with a specific scene in mind and then build the story out from there. Having a summary really helps me make the best use of my writing time.
Writing the first draft isn’t my favorite part of the process, but necessary. What I really enjoy is editing. I love going back over a story and finessing the language or working on character development, or finding ways to connect scenes and characters to one another or to bring out themes.
I write either in my living room or my office. When I’m having trouble concentrating, or spending too much time on the internet, I go outside on the patio because the wireless connection is spotty there.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I nudge my characters in the direction I want them to go in, but the journey tends to be theirs. When they have their own ideas about where they want to go, I try and listen. They’re usually right.
What advice would you give other writers?
The advice I would give other writers is to keep trying and don’t give up. There were many years where I was writing and nothing was being published and then all of a sudden, one day, all the hard work began to pay off. It’s a long term career so you can’t let setbacks make you give up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first book was published as an ebook back in 2008 when digital publishing was still very new and there were few e-readers. I have since published with Montlake Romance and Harlequin Historical and I’m now expanding into self-publishing. I love the options available to writers right now because they offer a great opportunity for writers to explore unique genres or stories set in unusual time periods.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of book publishing will be exciting and interesting.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed
What genres do you write?: I write mostly historical romances, but I have written contemporary romances.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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