About Victoria Buck:
Victoria Buck is a lifelong resident of Central Florida. She clings to the Gospel, serves in the local church, relishes time spent writing, and curiously contemplates the future. Wake the Dead is her first novel. The next novel in the trilogy, Killswitch, releases 06.24.16
What inspires you to write?
The Word of God, science, the changing world, dreams, little bits of conversation that stick with me, the thought that if I did not write I would be less than who I should be.
Tell us about your writing process.
I outline and make a simple story arch. Then I never look at it again. I’m frequently surprised by the turns to what I had planned.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Characters are always talking to each other in my mind, even when I’m not writing. They don’t talk to me and I don’t talk to them. I just listen. But I do come to care deeply for them. Sometimes I look for them when I’m out in public.
What advice would you give other writers?
Study the craft and plan to study for the rest of your life. There’s always something else to learn, a new skill to master. Manage your time. Read what you like to write and write what you like to read. Rewrite. Then rewrite some more. Study some more. Then rewrite again. Don’t look at what you just wrote like it’s the best thing ever written. Rewrite it. Find someone who will read everything you write and point out everything you did wrong. Then rewrite again. Then accept that it’s still not perfect.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to sign with a traditional publisher for the experience. Working with professional editors has made me a better writer. It’s not easy to get the attention of publishers. Go to conferences and talk to the pros. I met an editor at a conference, talked about my manuscript, and had a contract a couple of months later. But this was not my first novel or my first conference. It was a slow process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There will be more hybrid authors. This will improve the quality of self-published books.
What genres do you write?: Christian, science fiction, speculative.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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