What inspires you to write?
I have reached the point in my life where I am in output rather than input mode and have a lot to express. I think it is important for aspiring writers who, like me, are frustrated if they try to write before they are ready to remember not to throw anything away. If you find it difficult to continue with something, it is just because there is insufficient distance between you and your topic.
Tell us about your writing process.
It is extremely easy for me, as long as I am in the right mood for the right book, so I tend to have more than one project on the go at once. I usually have a very clear picture in my subconscious, so it is a case of sitting down and letting it happen. I also embroider, so in between paragraphs I tend to sew.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen and talk to my characters all too regularly.
What advice would you give other writers?
Ignore most advice and let it happen. If you don’t enjoy writing it, it will be less enjoyable for the reader.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I took advantage of the brilliant new publishing options online. Faster and less hassle, although learning how to market your book is a steep learning curve.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it looks very interesting indeed. There are all sorts of new possibilities now that you are not tied to relying on the opinion of a small number of people who are paid to publish low denomination books.
What do you use?
Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
comedy, fiction, thriller, literary
What formats are your books in?