About Rachel Rossano:
Rachel Rossano balances her time between the chaos of raising and homeschooling her three children and the world of drama and high adventure in her head. With her faithful husband and chief consulting editor by her side, she dreams of many more adventures to come in both of her double lives. Romance has become a common thread through all of her work no matter the genre. Her world of choice is medieval fantasy, but she also wanders into science fiction and other speculative genres.
What inspires you to write?
Interacting with people and watching them interacting is one of my chief source of inspiration. I love character driven stories, developing the depths of their personality and their pasts.
Tell us about your writing process.
I fall somewhere between a outliner and a pantser in my writing style. I outline in the long view and pants the spaces between. I usually go in whatever direction the story and the characters need.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Writing is my way of speaking with my characters. They have a say in how their story goes to a point. I sometimes have to push them into things for their own good or their story’s good.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read, write, edit, and repeat. Always be willing to learn from your mistakes. Be humble and realize that you are not going to be all things to be all people. Readers are humans and deserve the respect you would show anyone you met on the street. Treat them that way.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I began my journey with the realization that I don’t write stories that fit a single genre. Spanning multiple genres in each book made it hard for me to find a publisher who would be interested in my work. When I did, I frequently found I wasn’t interested in them being my publisher. I indie-published my first book. By the time I published my second, I was certain I had found the method that best fit me and my books for now.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t think we have seen the end of print publishing or epublishing. There is more to come and the changes are not going to stop.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Medieval fantasy, romance, science fiction, fantasy, epic fantasy, inspirational fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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