Liv Arnold has worked as a copywriter for several global companies and now runs her own freelance business. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and lives with her husband and their spoiled dog, who only eats freshly cooked meals. When she’s not writing, Liv’s avoiding the gym, devouring a cheese platter, or marathoning way too much TV. And of course, she’s a massive book addict and often reads until all hours of the night.
What inspires you to write?
Could be anything. For my current book Law & Disorder, set to be released 18 March 2019, my husband has said some of the lines in the book.
He's nothing like the main male character, and the lines he's said has been in a different context. But I still filtered in those lines because I thought they were funny and will work with this story.
Tell us about your writing process.
With every book, I never plot but I do have a rough idea how the story will end. So all chapters in that book will head towards that ending.
My characters' evolve as the story goes forward and I try to keep their internal conflict in mind for every scene.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to think of my characters' different quirks to make them seem more real. Then I seep their traits in throughout the story.
I recently finished writing a contemporary romance called, Etched in Stone. I'm so in love with my book boyfriend, Sebastian Stone, to the point where my husband gets a little jealous of my fictional character.
Who are your favorite authors?
JK Rowling – cliched answer I know. I love how her books has twists and turns that I never saw coming.
When Harry Potter first came out when I was at school, I used to read the series until 5am.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I'm traditionally published with The Wild Rose Press. I submitted to them because I heard many wonderful things and they've won numerous awards.
I'm not opposed to self-publishing and will give this a go in the future. For my first book, I wanted to traditionally publish because I had no idea what I was doing and also wanted that validation of getting a contract. The best day ever.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More and more book shops keep closing which is sad. I've always loved browsing books since I was a kid and holding the pages in my hand.
There's so many publishers out there that are eBook first. I think eventually they'll all be eBooks (but let's hope not).
What genres do you write?
Romance, YA, fantasy
What formats are your books in?
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