How do you develop your plot and characters?
I think initially about what concepts I want to include in my material, and I realize this may sound strange but with me nowadays: it just sort of writes itself! I work little by little, and I enjoy watching my manuscript grow. It then takes direction and a life of its own.
How do you come up with the title to your books?
I usually let my manuscript take shape first. Then it will just come to me! I try to do something clever or attention-grabbing with my book titles!
What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?
I think essentially it would be to make time to write. I usually work during the twilight hours when I cannot be interrupted and can effectively enter into what I refer to as the zone whereby I can best organize my thoughts.
On a typical day how much time do you spend writing?
When I’m not writing, I’m usually thinking gosh, that would make a nice write-up. But I will usually sit in front of my portable laptop for around 1 to 2 hours in a session….or basically ’til I’ve had enough! Hahahahaha
How do you handle literary criticism?
I think it’s important to retain a good sense of humor. And remember that my book material is for individuals with a good standard of education.
What was your favourite part and least favourite part of your publishing journey?
I think my most favorite part was seeing the finished physical hard copy of my book! As well as forwarding the initial manuscript for editing purposes. I enjoy seeing book reviews too. I enjoyed the whole publishing experience.
How many books have you written?
I have one published book thus far….and have begun writing my 2nd.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I think I like being creative….as well as making sense of and putting to good use my university education. I love participating and making an individual contribution to literary works.