Interview with Stephanie C Harte

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The 'Establishment' have got things wrong so many times before. Rowling & Cussler to name but two
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating interesting down to earth characters who possess the foibles and interesting quirks that we can see in ourselves and others in everyday human life is a joy to achieve. Putting them in ordinary everyday situations and watching how they overcome their individual hurdles to life.
What do your fans mean to you?
I value every single opinion. I'm still learning the craft so both positive & negative comments help build us into better writers.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently writing something I know I can handle reasonably well, before I attempt my biggest writing challenge next year.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's just a question with too many answers
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that after I've finished my ordinary day job I can use a what little time I have to continue enjoying what I do to learn more. Thanks to smashwords I have just been able to successfully hyperlink both my books TOC page.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
At my day job. Researching for the books.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm constantly online on the look out for them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It was then and still is a possibility. It's a children's story I typed up years ago. It remains in my head & on my horizon.
What is your writing process?
Sometimes fast. other times very slow dependent on the amount of thoughts floating through my head that eventually link the story jigsaw together. Editing is a huge leveler and a constant. I like to have my options open to let the story following it's own path if the water flows that way. I have a basic framework but that is ever changing if the story demands it.
Published 2015-10-25.
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