Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Why write? It's cheap therapy!



I write to stay grounded.

I write to say what others can’t or won’t.

I write because it is my passion and it is also my therapy.

Happy writing,

Maria

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Author Spotlight >>> JN Welsh


JN Welsh is a native New Yorker. She writes entertaining, often humorous, and provocative tales about strong, career-driven, multicultural heroines who are looking for love. Her punchy, flowing dialogue and big city stories are heartwarming and stick to your ribs. When she's not writing she can be found dancing, wine-ing, rooting for her favorite baseball team, and/or indulging in countless guilty pleasures.



Tell us a little bit about your writing, what is the process like?

I really think a lot about a story before I write. I don’t necessarily write everything down but sometimes I write down lines or scenarios and then just write from that. I have learned over the years to really think about my characters in deeper point of view, which has helped my storytelling tremendously. Additionally, I always have to have music. Nowadays, I create a playlist for my manuscripts; music helps me get 'a feel' for scenes.

What are your favorite genres? Why?

I like coming of age stories as well as pretty much anything recommended by my friends. I also like fantasy and I read a lot of romance. I also appreciate non-fiction. I'm a big personal development reader.

What are you currently reading?

Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid, Stripped by Zoe Castille and For Girls Like Me by St. Vil.

What is the most frustrating aspect of the writing process?

Making the middle exciting. Many writers know this part of their manuscript as the “saggy middle.” If I find myself yawning, I have to go back and see what's underdeveloped and change it. That's always the challenging part. I want the answers to come fast but they don’t. That can be very frustrating because normally I have to let the ideas marinate.

What is the one piece of advice you’d give new writers?

I say the same thing over and over. Don't give up. We all have wanted to at one point, but if you don't give up you get better, you make more connections, and eventually, you will have success.

What are you working on currently?

I am polishing up Bittersweet (Book 2 in my Sea Breeze Seduction Series) for readers. I'm also writing the third book in that series, which will be a Christmas novella; both (and more) will be out in 2019!


JN Welsh's latest novel In Tune is out now! 


A tour manager determined to revitalize her career.

The client she can’t stop thinking about.

Workplace romance hits the road in this enemies-to-lovers romance.






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