About T.D. Giddens:
T.D. Giddens graduated from Widener University with a degree in English Pre-Law concentration. After working as a Child Support Mediator for fifteen years she scrapped future career as a lawyer and decided to take on her first love of writing.
Focused on clean women’s fiction & suspense, in December 2014 she released her self help legal guide 21 Questions I Asked Before I Ran Down To Child Support Court as a humorous yet informational tool from her years of experience as a mediator.
Her first fictional novel Preaching To The Crieur’s scheduled release is March 7, 2015 and Benching the Court July 2015.
T.D. Giddens lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and sons.
What inspires you to write?
A few years ago I was going through some serious stressful issues. I can now blame it on juggling working full time and raising a family. Writing surprisingly became an absolute release. It’s mental freedom. Freedom to escape. I’m free to say what I want, what I’m feeling and create characters to share in those thoughts.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a true outliner. I’ve purchased at least 10 black and white note books each school year to separate stories I’ve created in my mind. It helps with organization. I Keep tabs on description on settings, and character appearances all in my black and books. Writing is an art but I think it’s important to have a style/format to keep the writing juices flowing. For me the only way to do this successfully I must write an outline chapter by chapter.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters I become my characters. I reenact what I’ve instructed them to do to get a true feeling of their emotions. It helps when describing what they feel, how they move and how they speak. It makes for a genuine experience.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Create your own writing style. There isn’t a right or wrong way to get started. Read…read again and than write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self publish because it was financially the best decision for me. It eliminated the hassle of submitting my work to multiple publishers. It freed up my time to write. Throughout this whole experience I’m a wife and mother. I felt I better serve us by taking control of my work and self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book publishing will only get bigger. There will be plenty more people like myself who will find writing as fulfilling as me. There’s nothing wrong with that either.
What do you use?: Beta Readers, Professional Cover Designer, Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Women fiction, self help, Christian romance, family saga.
What formats are your books in?: eBook