About P.R. Newton:
P.R. (Piper) Newton is a mother, wife, Whovian, lover of animals and stripey socks, oh and she likes to write stories. Throughout her life she has been fascinated by the human mind. She has a Psychology degree, and for many years worked as a communications manager. Once children came stampeding into her life, she left her high pressure career in order to maintain a healthy life balance. She still has a passion for learning and the human mind. When she isn’t busy raising her boys and writing stories, she takes courses in childhood trauma and mental health. She is very passionate about education, adoption, and childhood mental health. You can find her writing at STEAM Powered Family about childhood education and mental health.
What inspires you to write?
Life! I take inspiration from those around me, my experiences and generally getting out and living life.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is forever changing. Having two young child has left me with a lot less time to write than I used to, but I still squeeze in my writing for at least a bit every day. I write in Scrivener so I can easily take all those random thoughts and writings and pull them together.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I need it quiet when I write so I can hear what my characters are telling me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write every day. Doesn’t matter what you write, but write for the love of writing. Everything else comes once you can master consistent writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was traditionally published a few times before turning to self-publishing a few years ago. I love the immediacy of self-publishing. I also really enjoy building my team of readers, editors and designers who all help me bring my books to life.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think people will always want to read great stories.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: I write fiction and non-fiction.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.