About M.O. LeClair:
I'm a 38-year-old Author/Writer & Photographer from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. My debut suspense/thriller novel, 'Concrete Jungle,' is coming out on September 4th, 2021 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
I absolutely love writing, painting & photography; they're three passions of mine. I offer also offer various freelance writing services.
I love animals (especially cats!), and I'm a huge hockey fan. Go Leafs go!
What inspires you to write?
The name of my debut book is ‘Concrete Jungle,’ and its inspiration in the jungle we live in every day. The world. People are animals. Some are savages. Some are butterflies. It’s a dog-eat-dog world. My different experiences with all sorts of people are what has been its main inspiration. I love reading and watching crime/thrillers, romance, drama & suspense the most, some of which have also been inspirations.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Stephen King and Susanna Kaysen are two of my favourite authors. 'Girl, Interrupted' is definitely one of my favourite books. I love everything King has ever written; 'Misery' is my favourite.
Tell us about your writing process.
I wouldn’t say it's my process as that varies; however, I like to have a room with a view, caffeine, nicotine & marijuana. I do an outline and timeline my scenes and events using Miro. I also use yWriter as I find that's it's beneficial when writing a novel. It helps you organize your chapters and scenes and all of your ideas. I'd highly recommend these two things if you're thinking about writing a book.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen and talk to my characters all the time. It helps to get inside of their head when you want to know what they will do or need to do next in the story. You're not just writing for them; you become them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up and write every day. Persistence over perfection!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing is super easy, which is why I chose to go that route.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think a lot of it will shift online to ebooks; however, nothing will replace a handheld physical copy of a book, not for me anyway.
What genres do you write?: Suspense/Thriller/Crime.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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