About Maggie Marr:
Maggie Marr is an attorney and the author of H-O-T contemporary romance and women’s fiction. Her books contain alpha bad-boy heroes and feisty heroines. She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart at ICM where she became a motion picture literary agent. She is the author of the best-selling Hollywood Girls Club Series, the Glamour Series, the Eligible Billionaires Series and the Powder Springs Series. Maggie loves all things ‘pop’ culture. She has been featured on KCRW’s The Business and reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Romantic Times. She is a member of RWA and the current President of the Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA) and legal counsel for Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
What inspires you to write?
Everything around me. I love observing people and events in my life and I think from that my stories flow into my brain.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a pantser to takes dictation. I hear a voice begin to tell me a story and I sit down and type it out. The story doesn’t come out perfectly but it comes out. I actually type my entire first draft with my eyes closed. Then, after that first draft is on the page, I go back and edit. And edit. And edit. And edit again!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. They tell me their story. I also get to see the story unfold as they are telling it to me, with helps when describing setting.
What advice would you give other writers?
Two things. First, write the book. Sit down and write the book. The first draft probably won’t be very good, but write the book. The first draft isn’t supposed to be good. Give yourself permission to write a really bad first draft.
Second, never give up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first two books were published through New York and then my last twelve have been indie pubbed with help from NLP DLP. I wanted to explore writing for myself and not necessarily for New York.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s a fantastic and bright time for book publishing. I’m not sure what the future holds but I love how much content is getting to readers. How the reader is now the ultimate decisionmaker and tastemaker as to what works and what sells. A true meritocracy based on the readers’ tastes.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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