About Paula Margulies:
Paula Margulies is the owner of Paula Margulies Communications, a public relations firm for authors and artists. She has received numerous awards for her short stories, essays, and novels, including her historical novel, Favorite Daughter, Part One, her debut novel, Coyote Heart, and her short story collection, Face Value: Collected Stories. Paula is a contributor to a number of blogsites and writing websites, including Author Magazine and The Writer’s Edge. She has been awarded artist residencies at Caldera, Red Cinder Artist Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Centrum. Paula resides in San Diego, California.
What inspires you to write?
The characters always speak to me before I start writing a book. I hear their voices in my head, and when it gets to the point where I can’t ignore them any longer, I begin to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do a little outlining up front, but I always let the characters lead the way once I being writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I hear my characters voices in my head – almost as if I were watching a movie.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read a lot of the genre you want to write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first book was traditionally published, but my last two books have been self-published, so I guess you can call me a hybrid author.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the field has become very crowded. But there is always room for good books out there!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, HIstorical Fiction, Short Stories
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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