About Jeanette Lewis:
I was that kid who always got caught daydreaming in class. I love making up worlds and dreaming of the stories that would happen there. I also love family and friends, crisp Autumn days, going on adventures, and frozen gummy bears.
What inspires you to write?
Lots of things! My brain is constantly analyzing the world, wondering what would make a good story.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a little bit of an outliner and seat of the pants writer. I outline the story first on paper and hit all the key plot points, then decide what kind of scene needs to be in the book to reveal that plot point. Aside from the outline, I leave the actual scenes fairly vague to give me the freedom to use creativity and inspiration. I spend a lot of time on character development, so when I’m actually writing, I know how my characters would act and react to situations, but sometimes they surprise me. That’s my favorite kind of writing, when the characters take over and you’re just scribe.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All the time! I usually do more listening than talking, but by the time I’ve finished writing a book, they seem like real people to me. And yes, I’ve cried when I’ve had to kill someone! 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
You can’t wait for the muse to write, you start writing and the muse will show up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have published with a traditional publisher and I enjoyed it, but with self-publishing, I have more creative control. I like that I can pick my own covers and set my own timelines. And of course, it moves a lot faster. Traditional publishing can take years and I’m too impatient for that.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s moving more and more toward self-publishing as readers turn to electronic devices. But there will always be a need for actual, physical books. Think of how great a new books smells and feels! You can’t wait to curl up in a comfy chair and lose yourself in those pages.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Young Adult and New Adult Adventure, and Sweet Romances
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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