T. Strange is the author of several works, all published with Torquere Press. She and her wife live somewhere on the Canadian Prairies. When not writing, T. likes to spend her days gardening, watching movies and riding her horse. One of T.’s favourite possessions is a rainbow squid hat named Dr. Squiddington. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter by searching Tq Strange, or you can email her: tq.strange at gmail.com
What inspires you to write?
My muse. I call it The Muse of Inopportune Timing.
Beyond that, I have no idea. Inspiration (usually) just sort of bonks me over the head.
…usually when I’m trying to fall asleep.
Tell us about your writing process.
I think I would need a crazy flow-chart with lots of colourful arrows to describe it properly, but it goes something like this:
I’ll get an idea, and I’ll write as much of it down at once as I possibly can. Then I’ll either try to chip away at the story, or I’ll wait until I get another flash of inspiration for it.
I am definitely a seat of the pants writer. Half the time, I have little or no idea where exactly a story is going to end up.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I definitely listen and talk to my characters.
The interaction is usually pretty one-sided: I’ll be writing along, and a character will take a sharp, unexpected turn, and I’ll mentally scream at them even as I’m writing what they tell me to write.
What advice would you give other writers?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A friend of mine lent me his e-reader with a bunch of gay fiction that he thought I might enjoy. I noticed that the publisher for a lot of them was Torquere Press, so I looked them up. I had a story that I thought might fit their parameters, so I submitted it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
We’re definitely at a point of change for the future of book publishing. It’s very exciting and a little scary, and I can’t wait to see where we end up!
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
romance, glbt, gay, lgbt, contemporary
What formats are your books in?