What inspires you to write?
Anything and everything. Snippets from the news, listening to discussions & conversations, experiences I encounter. The list is endless.
Tell us about your writing process.
For me I do a lot of planning first. Outlining the story and scheduling takes a few months before I even start writing and I research as much as I can at this point also. I then do a story board on power Point that breaks down each chapter. All of this means that when I'm ready to start the first draft I have clear understanding of what I need to write and what I need to get across in the chapter. This allows me to write fast, approximately 2K words per day. I write during the day and then edit the chapter at night. This means my editing time at the end is not a major process.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do both. I play out conversations in my head and for some strange reasons I play each scene out in my head as if I am watching a movie. It actually works
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't giver up. Never. Allocate writing time every day and stick to it even if it is just 30 mins or an hour some days. I believe everyone has as story to tell .
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I'm trying to break through the crime genre via traditional publishling but decided to self publish my Erotic Fiction short stories just to get them out there for the readers pleasure and also this is a entirely non related subject and something I'm doing for fun
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it will stay as it is with a split between traditional publish and self publishing. The gap will close between the two but always remain there.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Crime, Thriller and Erotic Fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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