About Natalie P. Jenkins:
Natalie P. Jenkins is an American Author from southeastern Kentucky. She is the author of “Fourteen Day Fiancé” and the upcoming autobiographical novel “After the Storm.” Natalie is a professionally trained writer with a degree in foreign languages.
What inspires you to write?
I’d like to say everything, but from a smaller perspective, my life inspires me to write. Creativity flows for me when I’m happy and in a good mood. As crazy as it sounds, deadlines also help. When I have something to work towards, it makes my work better.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process could easily be described as all over the place. I write when I feel the need to do so. Sometimes I can’t even sleep until I write the ideas down and work them into my books.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I tend to listen to my characters. It gives me a sense of who they are and to really be able to put myself in their shoes.
What advice would you give other writers?
The best advice I could give to other authors is to keep going. There’s been several times I’ve wanted to give up because I feel like my work isn’t good enough. I can assure you that it’s only in your head. Keep going, you got this!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
One of my college professors, a few years ago, told me that my writing was good and that I should consider becoming published. At the time, I didn’t really think much of it and brushed it off because I was more focused on learning foreign languages. It wasn’t until my fiancé died that I realized I needed to write and become published, which I did.
My first book “Fourteen Day Fiancé” was self published as well as my upcoming book “After The Storm”. I recommend self publishing for first time authors, it helps build a good foundation.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I truly think publishing in the future will be easier. It isn’t very hard to get published today, as long as you Self publish. Traditional publishing is harder, probably because of the rise of self-publishing, but I truly believe authors will have more opportunities to be published in the future.
What genres do you write?: Romance, Autobiographical, Memoir
What formats are your books in?: Print
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