About Michelle Murray:
Michelle is a married working mother of two fine young men (her children). She lives in Wisconsin. When not writing, she enjoys reading especially science fiction/fantasy and classics.
Her favorite authors include Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Margaret Weiss, and Colleen Houck.
She also enjoys doing painting and crafts, and spending time with her family. She enjoys going for walks, and swimming. She has been known to jump in Lake Michigan with no life jacket!
She has been writing since high school. Michelle took a break from writing to concentrate on raising her children.
She has an app on her IPad that gives her a word of the day and poem of the day.
Michelle has had many poems and short stories published in anthologies. She has been featured in Whos Who Among American Poets.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired to write by nature, dreams, my family, and other authors. Songs, and other poems, and quotes are also an inspiration.
Tell us about your writing process.
I try to write every day, though sometimes that does not happen. For my books, I start with a vague outline of the story and fill in as I go. For my poetry, it is more free form as the words and visions come to me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters, so to speak. I do imagine them in my head. I imagine what they would look like, sound like, and how they would act.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep Writing. You are going to have days you want to quit. Don’t. Keep at it. Believe in yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Currently, I am self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think we will see more and more self published books. People are veering away from main stream publishers, to try something different and unique.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: childrens fantasy, poetry
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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