About Roxanne Snopek:
Born under a Scorpio moon, raised in a little house on the prairie, Roxanne Snopek said “as you wish” to her Alpha Farm Boy and followed him to the mountain air and ocean breezes of British Columbia. There, while healing creatures great and small and raising three warrior-princesses, they found their real-life happily-ever-after. After also establishing a successful freelance and non-fiction career, Roxanne began writing what she most loved to read: romance. Her small-town stories quickly became fan favorites; print editions have recently launched in France.
Roxanne’s personal heroine’s journey contains many on-going but basic lessons: introversion isn’t fatal; creativity is essential; and you always get lost coming out of the Vancouver airport. Accept it.
What inspires you to write?
Deadlines! 🙂 I’m inspired by everything around me but I also write because I’m virtually unemployable and don’t want to clean my house.
Tell us about your writing process.
I use Scrivener to write my first drafts and I’m trying very, very hard to become an outliner. It’s going okay, but I still prefer drifting off into the mist and letting the story take me where it will. However, deadlines (see above) mean I can’t always indulge myself. Except with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I indulge myself with those.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
You know there’s medication for that, right? 😉 I do mutter a lot when I’m writing. Dialogue needs to be heard out loud and if those people in Starbucks don’t understand, well, too bad.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep finishing books. Starting books is easy-peasy. Finishing books is a master class, every time.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I prefer to have the support and backing of a publisher but at some point, I suspect I’ll self-publish books as well.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Stories will always be here, and readers will always want them. The delivery vehicle may change but the world will always need stories, so writers must be flexible! And adaptable.
It’s a rapidly changing world and anyone who refuses to adapt will quickly get left behind.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print