About Lynn Landes:
Lynn Landes is the author and independent publisher of multiple fantasy books in all age brackets. Her stories span the spectrum of Romantic Fiction from paranormal, romantic suspense to Christian fantasy. If you like fantasy, fairytale, temptation, and adventure be sure to check Lynn’s blog for upcoming titles.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by the magic in everyday life. The sound of a child laughing, the touch of my husbands hand, the gift of a soft rain. Life is magic and I have a thread of it in everything I write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I always begin with questions and a notebook. Each question leads to more questions and finally to a story idea. I do start with an outline but the characters tend to do the unexpected and I am forced to adjust my outline as I go alone. I do not use writing software but I am experimenting with difference grammar software.
My favorite aspect of writing is the actual pen to paper. There is something about the flow of the pen on paper that I try to never be without a pen and a notebook.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I am in the story, I eat, sleep and breathe my characters. I dream about the story line or scene and sometimes I have to get up and write it down or lose the thread before morning!
What advice would you give other writers?
The best advice I have been given is never to cater to the moment, but rather write what you are drawn to.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self publish because it was the right fit for me. Of course I would love to have a publishing house pick me up and eventually that is the goal. I am still learning the craft and I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time. Writing is the easy part, marketing and promotion is the killer. You can’t sell books if you aren’t seen. I utilize every tool I can find to promote my books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am not sure about the future of book publishing because the market is changing. I would hope that e-books do not completely push aside the need for paper or hardback books. I still love to go to the library or book store and I think many people feel the way I do.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: fantasy, christian, childrens, romance, paranormal, young adult
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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