Crissy Moss lives in the cloudy state of Washington near Seattle with her lovely family. Working customer service by day, writing by night, she has published 20+ short stories, and several books, including “The Witch’s Trilogy,” and her new series “The Half Blood Sorceress.”
What inspires you to write?
I've always loved reading. As a child I'd hide in my room, or up in a tree, with a book for hours on end, diving into the worlds of dragons, and puns. It was only natural that I'd want to start creating my own worlds, and escape into them. Places with magic, swords, and women fighting for what they believe in.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am somewhere between a pantser and a plotter. I will write down basic beats for a story, a running log of who does what and where. From that I'll start writing scenes, and once I get in far enough where I'm lost again I'll do more through outlines of the areas I still need to complete.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh yes, I listen to them. The easiest way I've found to write a story is to breathe life into the character, and let them do what they want to do. If I am not trying to force them to do something out of character then the words are easier to get out.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jasmine Walt, the Bain Chronicles. Patricia Briggs, the Mercy Thompson books. Kim Harrison, the Hallow series. Jim Butcher, anything Dresden. Andy Weir, of course The Martian.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I tried pro publishing a while ago, and even got published in a few magazines and zines. It took forever, and I hate waiting for rejections for months on end. I'd rather have creative control, make or purchase my own covers, and get everything out in my own time.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More people will join the ebook revolution and read on their phone or tablet. And more authors will come out of the woodwork. But publishers are starting to learn from their mistakes and dominate the charts a little more, so it's likely to be much the same as today, with one exception. I think more self publishers will start joining together to help one another in smaller publishing groups, like the guys at Sterling and Stone did.
What genres do you write?
fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi
What formats are your books in?
eBook, Print, Audiobook
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