In general, I type fast and write slowly. I'm more of a marathon runner than a sprinter, so I'm not a short story writer at heart. I struggle to fit my ideas into that format. Sometimes, once every two years or so, I write a poem... I also harbour ambitions to write screenplays, but novels will always be my first love.
I have varied tastes as a reader, and that carries over to my own writing. I can't tie my ideas down to any genre, and I have dabbled in romance, mystery, fantasy and contemporary fiction. My writing is character focused, and my ideas often stem from a character, and I then build the story around the character. Many of my ideas come to me in my dreams. I'm not a great sleeper, but when I do sleep, I dream vividly. The premise for THE TRUTH ABOUT TOMORROW, for example, came to me during the night, complete with the event that starts the story and with character names attached. I'm a classic introvert and don't crave human company, but I am an observer and enjoy a spot of people watching - as long as I don't have to interact with those people! My people watching habit subconsciously feeds into my character creation process although my characters are amalgamations of people I have personally met, people I know exist, and people I know only exist in my head.
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