What inspires you to write?
I mainly write about my life as an American in Paris, so pretty much everything every day inspires me! From the delicious aromas wafting out of the boulangerie to the smell of unshowered people in the Metro, this city offers plenty of things to rant and rave about!
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with a rough outline so that I can make sure the pacing of my book is on track. I don’t want to get stuck a quarter of the way through and realize I’ve used up all my material! But within each broad section I give myself a lot of freedom to just start writing about the topic and see where it takes me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write at least a little every day. Then edit and rewrite and edit again. Then hire a professional editor to put that extra polish on your masterpiece.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have very little patience so I decided to self-publish and get my book on the market right away. Traditional publishers have many benefits but even the big guys still expect you to participate in your own marketing. I figured if I was going to have to do a bunch of the work myself anyway, might as well get to market sooner and enjoy a larger percentage of royalties!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think traditional books will always be important. People love to browse bookstores and flip through physical pages. But ebooks are awesome too – on the whole they’re cheaper and they’re so much quicker to purchase and start reading (just a few clicks!) which encourages people to read more. That can only be a good thing for the industry overall.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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