About Kaye Bewley:
For the past 30+ years, my ‘day job’ has centred on the printing, publishing, media and marketing environments where several high profile celebrities, business professionals and creative people in the performance arts, employed my writing skills and publishing expertise. I’ve published around ten of my own books so far, with more on the way.
Recently, I founded BewleyBooks, a platform for writers who want to make a difference – in other words, improve the planet we live on. BewleyBooks was set-up with an ethical plan at its heart.
What inspires you to write?
If there’s one thing that bothers me it is lack of confidence. It is so easy to get and yet there are so many people who find it difficult. I am inspired to help others (particularly writers) get it for themselves so you’ll find my books (fiction and non-fiction) have that goal at their core.
Tell us about your writing process.
I see something bad happening to someone – on YouTube, on the telly or hear it on the radio. Then I think up a scenario whereby that person can get the better of the situation and write a short 100 word summary. Then I get to write the highlights in bullet points, I plot the ups and downs on an Excel spread-sheet, then paste those notes into Word, and fill out each chapter as I get more ideas to help that person have a better life.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I see them first. I visualise them going about their business. They are not a part of my life, so I don’t ‘interact’ with them. Yet, I pull many instances or experiences from my own life that I’ve learned from.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write. Don’t worry about what people think. It’s that worrying that stops you doing what you love. Do what Nike says: “Just do it!”
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I tried many times with the big publishers (I even worked for one of them!) and, after the umpteenth rejection I decided I knew enough about the publishing, printing, media and marketing business to go it alone. So I set up my own publishing platform to publish my own books on. Other authors have approached me to use the platform too and, for this reason, it’s slowly and pleasantly growing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t think that eBooks are going to take over. I believe there’s going to be a balance of e and p books. People like the convenience and quick delivery of ebooks, but a paperback will always be around because people are ‘sentient’ beings. We like the feel and scent of an object in our hands. Plus, when the electric goes out, you can always read a book by candle light!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction psychology and memoir. Fiction romantic comedy. Spirituality.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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