About Shade Rachea:
Shade Rachea is a 24 year old Creative Writing instructor. She lives in California with her family and her dog, Auro, and loves to spend her time hanging out with them. When she isn’t writing romance or fantasy, she can be found binge reading, shopping for new movies, books, and shoes or rewatching The Vampire Diaries series. Choosing Mr. Right is her first romance novel but second book. She released a YA Fantasy, The Crown of Amiriel, earlier in the year. She’s active on social media, so don’t forget to follow her!
What inspires you to write?
Other writers and the things I watch and see are what inspires me. I love to read and when I come across a good book, whether romance or fantasy or any other genre, it inspires me and gets my creative juices flowing. Also, being able to put something out that may speak to someone motivates and inspires me to write as well.
Tell us about your writing process.
You know, I tried the whole outlining thing and it just doesn't work for me all the time. I prefer to write by the seat of my pants. If I get stuck while writing, I switch from typing to writing by hand. I find that it helps with unlocking whatever is clogging my brain. I also, READ. READ. READ. Another thing I do while writing, is keep records of character information as well as any settings I mention. This keeps me consistent in my writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I let my characters speak to me. It keeps things interesting. And if the occasion arises, I sometimes even talk back. It helps with determining whether the dialogue seems natural and flows.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write for YOU. Not everyone will appreciate what you write, but if you love it, that is all that matters. Also, don't stop reading. It's important to maintaining being a good writer!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I tried to go the traditional publishing route, but ultimately decided against it. I like having complete creative control on the direction my books will go. I'm also not patient and wanted to get my work out to the public, so self-publishing was the best option for me. For new authors, ask yourself do you want full control and have the time to market for yourself. If the answer is yes, I'd say self-publishing may be for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
So long as reading remains relevant and people continue to buy books, I think the future of book publishing will be sustained.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance and YA Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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