About Joy Tremay:
Joy Tremay fell in love with books and reading at a very young age. Her mother, a voracious reader, often took her to the local library where she would spend hours perusing the children’s fiction aisle for classic books like Anne of Green Gables, eventually owning the whole series. Her mother bought her an entire collection of Barbara Cartland’s novels which sparked her interest in the romance genre. Joy began borrowing every Harlequin novel she could find and especially fell in love with historical romance, ignited by Kathleen Woodiwiss’ novel The Flame and The Flower. It didn’t dawn on her to write her own romance books until after graduating from college, as she was focused on writing screenplays. With two romance novels to her name, Joy is currently writing a third which is expected out in early 2015.
What inspires you to write?
Writing is my creative outlet. I love writing about heroes and heroines who find their way into each other’s arms, fall out of them, then fall back in. It’s the journey to their happily ever after that fires up my imagination.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a mixture of a loose outliner and seat-of-the-pants writer and I often get up in the middle of the night to write ideas on post-its and scraps of paper. I tend to ‘see’ my characters and their locales as a movie playing out in my mind. I put on my headphones, play music to inspire me, and just like actors and actresses on-screen I have my characters tell their story. It’s very much a ‘roll sound, roll camera, action’ scenario in my mind. The best part is when I’ve finished writing a novel and tell my characters, ‘that’s a wrap, thanks everybody.’
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I get into my characters’ head and ask myself what I would do in their shoes. I also ask myself if what they’re saying or thinking is believable or just coming out of left field. I also have to like my characters, otherwise I can’t write them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Block out all distractions and believe in yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted people to have a chance to read my stories so I decided to bypass the gatekeepers and move upward and onward.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s a whole new publishing world out there. It just takes a little bit of courage and daring to get your stories out.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: contemporary romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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