Interview with Rue Allyn

Published 2019-05-15.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like having more control over my books, where and when they are sold and for how much.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm in the very early stages of my indie author career. It's really too soon to say whether or not I'm succeeding.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Discovering the story and talking with readers. Every story is different for each reader. I like learning how the story I imagined as I wrote turns out in other readers' minds.
What do your fans mean to you?
Just about everything. Without the fans there really isn't a book, just a collection of words that I strung together.
What are you working on next?
Currently working on a regency novella set during the Frost Fair of 1814, and a western about a female mule skinner.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing and the beautiful place where I live. I enjoy the warmth and beauty of my current home, so I spend a good deal of time outside. When the day finally becomes to hot to be outdoors, I retreat to my writing where I can live in any world I wish.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Enjoying the sun, wind, and water (ocean and pool) of my home on the Pacific coast.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I wrote a narrative poem at the age of 7 about a 'Cloud Horse.'
What is your writing process?
Write a short outline--more a list of scenes with goals, motivations, and conflict for each character in the scene. Draft like mad. Revise, Revise, Revise. Edit, Edit, Edit. Proofread, send to Beta readers, make final corrections, send ARC's to reviewers and pray no errors are found. If they are, I make more corrections. Publish and Promote. It's a long process dependent on many more people than myself, but I'm responsible for the finished product.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I can't say I remember the first story I ever read. I can say that my grandfather told me stories before I could read and those enthralled me. Being 'in the story' is one of my favorite places, and writing puts me 'in the story.'
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