In an effort to provide more insight into who I am and what I do, I began a series of Q&A posts. For easy access, below are links to all the questions I’ve answered so far. This way, you can refer back to any question or catch up on any you’ve missed at any time.
On my craft
How does it feel when your muse runs his fingers through your hair, resting his palms bare on your crown?
Where do you find inspiration
for all your stories and prose? Is it all based on personal experience?
Why did you initially choose Instagram as your primary social media and then switch to Twitter after 5 years?
How did you decide Twitter was the the right place for you?
What perspectives or beliefs have you challenged with your books?
What’s the creative process look like when you sit down to write a new story, book, or poem?
What is your artistic process? Does anything impede that?
How many hours a day do you write? What does a typical day of writing look like to you?
How long does it take you to write a book? What about your first published novel?
How many unpublished drafts
and unfinished manuscripts do you have? Did the process of writing these differ from your published books?
What is an ideal reader and who is yours? Do you write original tales or cater to the wants of readers?
How do you tackle the divide
between making readers fill the blanks and revealing the mystery?
How do you weave Easter Eggs into your books? Is it a form of foreshadowing for you?
What risks have you taken
with your books and do you have
any regrets about them?
Best Advice Received And Given
What is the best advice
you’ve ever received and what advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Does the plot come first,
or is it the characters?
How do you develop your plot line and conduct research?
How do you develop your characters?
How do you decide on
character names in your books?
What do you do to get inside your character’s heads?
Which of your characters
do you relate the most with and why?
How do you decide whether to plot or pants your way through a manuscript?