I started writing seriously when I was ten. My first poem was published at seventeen in a literary magazine. The rest of my publishing credits came the next year. I gave up writing while I was married. I recently had a change of heart as well as husbands, so I began writing again. Now, I have three series and three novels.
What inspires you to write?
I have a compulsive need to write. It is said if in the morning the first thing you think about is writing, then you were meant to be a writer. Well I don’t just wake up thinking about the art form, I dream about it all night as well. I think I am meant to be writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
Once I come up with an ending and three main scenes, I get to work. I have a drive to write to make it to the concluding line.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They kinda jabber about in the back of my consciousness, until I get the right mix of words to put on paper. I occasionally find myself answering a character’s line I just wrote like I’m having a conversation. That is normally when I have some writer’s block. Once the line said out loud it either clicks or dies in the air.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. It is a profession that gives you some tough homework, but a finished product makes it worth every labor.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have published books myself before, so when I found out how easy publishing was compared to binding the book myself. I immediately knew I wanted to publish a book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Book publishing is like the wild wild west and the gold rush right now. I think things will settle down and there will be losers and winners.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Literary/Women’s/Poetry
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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