About Nat Kennedy:
Nat Kennedy grew up living in a poorly populated desert landscape. With no neighbors in a 1 mile radius, she had to make up her own fun.
Nat strives to create plotty and imaginative fantasy worlds, with the added benefit of gay romance–steamy to tame. Bored of het romance, she jumped into writing her fantasy with gay romance swirled in, like a raspberry ribbon in vanilla ice cream.
What inspires you to write?
I love to read. I want more stories out there that I want to read, and sometimes I just can’t find them. So, I write them. I hope I fill a hole for someone else who also is looking for something new and different.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am better at outlining, but sometimes I just write what comes to mind. That takes me months to edit, but sometimes is full of more organic character arcs. But, outlining is clearer plot lines. Oh, the imbalance of it all!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I daydream about them, imagine them in various scenarios, but I don’t usually talk to them. Those are rare characters.
What advice would you give other writers?
Same advice you’ve heard elsewhere: write and write often. Practice. Write lots of junk and finish it because you never know what gems are there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am traditionally published and self-published. What goes where depends on my audience and how fast I want a story out there. Traditional is so so slow.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I have no idea. Lots of book out there but it can be hard to find good ones. I think the traditional market will still drive readers because the books have already been vetted. Wish we had some vetting for the self-published market.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Fantasy! Usually with gay elements.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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