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Welcome to my Sunday Showcase where I am delighted to feature wonderful authors and illustrators. Everyone has successfully journeyed the path of publishing with my guidance and I am so proud to share interesting insights into what makes them unique.
I am delighted to introduce Serenity Press author, Nadia L.King, author of Jenna’s Truth. You can grab your copy here.
|1. Where do you get your ideas?||My ideas come from observation, from watching life unfold around me.|
|2. If you could be anywhere in the world where would it be and why?||I am right where I need to be. I love being at home in my own space with time to dream a little and write stories.|
|3. How did publishing your first book change your writing process?||I plan a lot more rather than write intuitively. I think about where I need to be at certain word count and harshly throw in more obstacles for my characters.|
|4. Do you have any strange writing habits?||My background ‘music’ can be the sounds of rain, forests, and the ocean. For the last two weeks, I have been listening to Renaissance lute music.|
|5. What is your favourite quote?||“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” – Maya Angelou|
|6. How do you choose the names for your characters?||I try the names on for a bit and see how they feel – does the character ‘read’ like a real person. Does the name suit? It’s often not whether I like a name but rather whether the character can wear the name with authenticity.|
|7. Which of your characters would you be least likely to get along with?||The bully Tina Scaruffi in Jenna’s Truth is superficial and down right mean and manipulative. I would have very little time for such a girl in real life.|
|8. What literary character is most like you?||Alas, I think I bear more resemblance to Jane Bennett rather than Lizzy. At times, I think I am too naive and innocent and I would much rather be quick witted and clever like Elizabeth. (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)|
|9. What is the most difficult thing about writing a character from the opposite sex?||Knowing whether their feelings would be genuine and the expectations they are burdened with from their gender|
|10. What is the hardest thing about writing?||Editing. It never seems to end and takes a hundred times longer than actually writing.|
|11. What got left out of the final draft?||The backstory. Half the time a character’s backstory is for the writer but not the reader. Readers are intelligent who don’t need to be spoon fed.|
|12. If you could tell your younger self anything what would it be?||Chill. Life will unfold in its own time. Keep your long term goal in focus. What will be, will be…|
|What are your social media links?||https://twitter.com/nlkingauthor