hi, I’m in my fifties and love short fiction and mind body spirit books. I am married and live in Coedpoeth North Wales. My two dogs demand a lot of time, but when I am not walking or looking after them I love writing.
I like writing which uplifts and inspires and I hope that my first short e-book does exactly that. It is called JACK Good Sense for Life. It is a short, informal book which celebrates the joy that Jack brought to us, and how the way he approached life helped me in my own pathway. Dogs are brilliant path finders, and great friends; I hope readers will find it as inspiring as Jack was to me.
What inspires you to write?
Creativity; the pattern of words on a page. Books that live and breathe within each paragraph. To make sense of things. To tell a story.
Tell us about your writing process.
I love Kindle Writer software because it is so user friendly and I can proof read so easily. It helps me to set things out and is useful too for storing information.
I like short fiction because I am not able to read detailed full length works. I am still finding my process and exploring as many different ways as possible to tell a story…
Characters are characters. I like to think of their past, as well as their future and present.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I like to explore fiction in a dialogue way. It is fun to see how characters reveal themselves in speech. I guess that is the way I try to listen, as well as talk to them – and sometimes they then take off in a different direction.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write. Just write, where ever, whenever.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
i would love to be published one day with Hay house; I would also like to be in women’s magazines as a fiction writer. For the time being though, I self publish. It is a joy to see the words come alive on screen and for people to read. Explore what you enjoy, and why you enjoy it. Find your voice, and begin with that.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I still believe that the tree books, or paper versions will be around, because of their feel. They become like friends, lining book shelves, tracing your life path from childhood till present. I do not think e-readers can reproduce that.
What genres do you write?
pets, mind body spirit, flash fiction, short stories, poetry
What formats are your books in?