About Sai Marie Johnson:
Sai Marie is an author, creative writer, and concept creator. She resides in the Great Pacific Northwest where she enjoys the flora, fauna, action and adventure that bred the Pioneer Spirit. With a heart for advocacy, animals, the environment, and great imagination she is sure to capture your attention with something for everyone.
What inspires you to write?
Everything inspires me to write. A walk in the park, the scent of flowers in spring, a golden ray of sunshine on your face, the shadows in the night, everything. I’m a poet at heart, and I see the world through rose colored glasses at times. It’s an Alice in Wonderland meets Dorothy in Oz effect, and as Shakespeare best said it, “All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Indeed, everything inspires me.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Tell us about your writing process.
The age-old question that grinds my gears most. I usually do not outline, but sometimes I do diagram a story with a storyboard, and other methods such as writer’s bibles, and overview pitches. I have found that outlining is too boxing, and it makes it really hard to stay focused on the writing. I prefer to let words flow from my brain to my fingers, as the inspiration flows..the writer’s waterfall effect.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, to both!
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write and write. Its that simple.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
First, indie but then I acquired a small publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the digital age is looking very promising for a lot of author success right now. I foresee a continual evolution in the market, and industry, which can be capitalized on beautifully if companies keep themselves updated on the newest changes in platforms, and demographics. It’s becoming easier for people to purchase the things they want most, and the process of filtering, plus usage of the long tail aspect of product placement we the potential for a handsome reward is certainly obvious.
What genres do you write?: Romance, SciFi, Fantasy, Contemporary, Mystery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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