Reader question: How do you get in the zone to write?

Reader question: How do you get in the zone to write?

I use different techniques to help me. If I’m having a bad day and can’t seem to focus, I close the office door until I’m done writing for the day. If that doesn’t work then I put music on to help me with a particular scene. And if I’m still not able to get in the...
Reader question: What’s the most fun about being a published author?

Reader question: What’s the most fun about being a published author?

That’s a very easy question to answer—without hesitation— it is getting to be with the readers of my stories. I love being with them at book signings or conferences, or wherever we encounter each other, even online blogging or emailing. Writers spend so much time...
Reader question: How did you become a writer?

Reader question: How did you become a writer?

I think writers are born writers. If you could go back to the night I was born, you’d probably see me grabbing a note pad from the night stand in my mother’s hospital room and writing about my birth experience—especially about how the doctor slapped me. I don’t think...