What inspires you to write?
I love the idea of creating imaginative fiction. I am inspired by concepts in fantasy/ sci-fi, that take me on a journey outside of normal reality.
Tell us about your writing process.
With some of my earlier novels/ novellas… I found that the books wrote themselves. I found idea’s burning in my mind of what to write. I still experience this, usually I’ll have a dream or remember something in my life that inspire’s a novella.
I write on my laptop in my living room. Sometimes I enjoy going to cafe’s to write in the mid-morning. I have attended local writers groups, which are great fun. These writer’s groups are also really inspiring.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
For my current book in progress, I have been using free-writing exercise’s to get to know my main character. I plan to do this for all the characters. I often write down a character profile sheet. I find the characters are vivid in my mind.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would consider taking evening classes in writing or opening up a book on how to write. Enjoy the process. Keep going and understand that art is a beautiful thing. Writing is a wonderful form of art.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve had a few short stories published by an indie publishing company. Yet for my first novella, it was too short to send to an agent. I was very happy to self-publish. I would advise new authors to research their market and try and get their work out there. Short stories are important to write as well as novels. This is some advice that I would give to a budding novelist.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am so glad self-publishing exists! I didn’t know much about it until I self-published the ‘Immortal door’. I think traditional publishing is wonderful, but agents often have particular tastes, which can mean that certain works of fiction wouldn’t find the reader’s without the wonderful means of self-publishing. I think both are equal in their validity.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: science fiction, horror, thriller, fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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