About Kirsten Bloomberg Feldman:
I grew up on Cape Cod and the Connecticut shoreline and now live outside of Boston, much too far from the ocean and the sand. Reading and writing have played a central part in my life both personally and professionally. I am rarely without a book in my hand. To me the adolescent voice has such vibrancy and depth to it, whether funny or not; many of my favorite books have this point of view.
What inspires you to write?
I write when characters start talking to me in my head. When they have had enough to say, then I have a book.
Tell us about your writing process.
I see a scene before my eyes the way I might see a movie. I write that first scene, and then I follow my characters around, up and down the stairs of their lives, and write down what they say and do. For me they are far more interesting than anything I could make up.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters talk to me, but I don’t talk back since that’s not my job. I’m not that interesting; they are!
What advice would you give other writers?
Read, read, read, and read some more. Read widely. Read deeply. Read everything. Then write every day.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-published because it was time to get my stories out in the world. I know many authors who have published themselves, with publishers, or both. There is no one perfect answer, as is true for most good questions in life.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the publishing world will expand and grow in ways none of us would have ever imagined, because people always have and always will want a good story and will go to any lengths (or formats or sources) to get it.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Crossover Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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