Lynne Stringer has been passionate about writing all her life. She was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, and currently works as a professional editor and proofreader.
Lynne wrote her YA sci-fi romance novel, The Heir, in 2010. The Heir is the first book in the Verindon trilogy and has now been joined by The Crown and The Reign. In October 2016 they were joined by Once Confronted, Lynne’s YA contemporary drama.
What inspires you to write?
The inspiration for my stories can come from anywhere. When I wrote my science fiction series, the Verindon trilogy, I was inspired by the pick-up line 'You are the only reason I was put on this planet.' I wondered why someone might say that and mean it literally. The entire trilogy grew from there.
My latest book, Once Confronted, was inspired by the armed robbery I went through many years ago. I wanted to put my protagonist through the same trauma and help her work through it, as I myself did.
Tell us about your writing process.
The only outlines I usually have are in my head. I type directly from my own imagination to the keyboard. While I usually have a fairly good idea where I'm heading, sometimes the journey takes me by surprise.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters tell me what they're doing. Sometimes they're quite insistent that I do what they say, not the other way around! One particular character in my trilogy demanded that he be included more than I had originally intended. I didn't dare say no!
Who are your favorite authors?
Charlotte Bronte, Stephenie Meyer, Baroness Orczy, Daphne du Maurier
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was lucky enough to find a traditional publisher. It's only small press but that's allowed me to work closely with my publisher on all aspects of the book, which has been great.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it's constantly changing and at times it's difficult for everyone to keep up with it. I'm also a professional editor, so I see it from all sides.
What genres do you write?
young adult, contemporary, drama, science fiction, romance
What formats are your books in?
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