About RJ Price:
RJ Price lives in Canada where she works and writes full time. When not doing either of those things she attempts to navigate social media and resists the urge to return to writing.
She has published novels in the fantasy genre and insists she is also a science fiction author, but has been too caught up in her Seat of Magic series to actually complete a science fiction novel for publishing.
What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write are the characters, mostly. I would rather create world after world, but certain characters come out of the world and demand to be heard.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process has varied over the years. I have done complete outlines before, as well as done free writing. I’ve found that having a basic outline, the start and finish and a few stops in between, while free-writing the rest is the best way to get a book written.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Listening and talking to my characters would be putting it kindly. I’ve had shouting matches with my characters, including throwing things and threatening to blow up their world. The most recent shouting match was over the names three characters chose for themselves. Av and Aren were only meant to be placeholder names because they didn’t want to share their real names. Upon completing the first draft Av very snidely told me that their names would not change.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. I wrote, and complete, somewhere around twenty books before publishing one.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The story I typically tell about how I ended up publishing goes a little something like this: I lost my mind, what was I thinking? It was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. I should have thought it out and planned, should have been very careful about my first debut.
But I don’t regret it. Looking back I feel that if I hadn’t gone through self-publishing I never would have gotten off the pot and brought my books to where readers could find and read them.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the future of book publishing is in the hands of the reader.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I write fantasy and science fiction novels.
What formats are your books in?: eBook