K.C Baylor is the owner of the award winning Urban Fiction News magazine where she has put her love of sharing information with other writers on their literary journey combined with her degree in Psychology. She loves connecting with her reading audience through well developed characters and a rich story line.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration comes when I am in the throws of life. My life is usually so busy that an idea comes to me and slows me down. The idea may come from watching a movie, listening to music, laughing with my children or on the rare occasion of quietly reflecting. But most of all I am inspired when I read authors who wrote lovely tales that took me to another place that only words can carry you.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is spontaneous much like my personality. When the mood strikes I must (absolutely Must) sit down at my computer and punch away at the keys until the characters become silent. This is usually around three chapters. I am then free to live my life until they have something more to say. I often leave my first three chapters for a month or so and then come back to it. If I am totally upset that I didn’t write more because it was so entertaining I continue. I rarely if ever outline a story first.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I absolutely listen to each of my characters. I ask them what do they want the world to know. I ask them to teach me their story and then I thank them for trusting me with their words. It’s a bit strange but I feel blessed with the gift of storytelling. This gift is different from having the ability to write. There are many writers but not many storytellers.
What advice would you give other writers?
My best advice is never force yourself to write. Writer’s block is simply your characters giving you a break. I would also say no matter which direction you choose whether self-publishing or traditionally publishing your work to save up funds to market and promote during your writing process. This will determine how quickly you pick up steam.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first book was traditionally published and I was shocked with the lack of participation I received from my publisher. I then self-published my second how to book, which gave me control but still left me with the weight of it all. My last fiction book I decided to go with a small indie publisher but I am equipped with more know-how then I have ever had before.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the future of publishing will be completely digital. With each new generation comes an insatiable hunger for technology and with it physical books may become a thing of history. However, its a beautiful thing to be apart of the change.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
I write, urban fiction, contemporary romance, historical fiction, mainstream fiction, erotica
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print