Ann M Pratley has a great passion for words and writing of all kinds. She particularly enjoys writing fiction, letting the characters evolve and become people who seem real. All characters that have been developed by Ann in the writing of her books, have come to feel like good friends, and people she would love to actually meet.
What inspires you to write?
I love writing. Sometimes my head is so full of little stories running like movies, that I just need to write things down!
Tell us about your writing process.
I write how I think so my writing is pretty much as I would tell a story to someone sitting beside me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, not listen or talk, but I can see them in my head, like I am watching them from a distance.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have always been a fan of Stephen King but this year I've branched out and started reading books by many authors I'd never previously heard of. This is allowing me to read books I would not have otherwise seen, and there are just so many talented, unrecognised authors out there!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-published mainly because of my deep seated fear of rejection! I am a big softie at heart and don't think I could bear waiting for an external publisher to say 'yes' or 'no' to my books!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think as long as everyone respects self-publishing and doesn't abuse it with bad quality, it could be a good thing. There are still attractions to using more traditional publishing – it is hard work trying to market one's own book and handle things like book cover design and blurb writing etc! To have someone else do those things – people who are professional in just each tiny aspect – would be great.
What genres do you write?
romance – historical romance, romance suspense, contemporary romance, fantasy
What formats are your books in?
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