About Lindsey Paley:
Lindsey Paley is the author of six contemporary fiction novels, including ‘Stiletto Heels or Bicycle Wheels?’ a foodie romance set in New York and Devon. Her brand new novel ‘Ugly Paradise’ is a suspense romance set in the tropical ‘Island of the Gods’ – Bali – but beneath beauty, evil lurks…
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-cream writer’s shed, she can be found up to her elbows in flour baking anything and everything with varying degrees of success and caramelization.
What inspires you to write?
For me, inspiration can arrive from anywhere. A recent trip or a snippet of conversation overheard in the check-out queue or the coffee shop can fire my imagination. Even a walk in the countryside can spark an idea for a character or a setting.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am most definitely a plotter. I also have to write my outline/first draft using good old-fashioned pen and paper. I’ve tried, but I simply am unable to write straight onto a word processor. My creative juices just seem to flow much better through a pen. This means I get to invest in lots of pretty stationery – jotters, writers’ pads, notebooks, files, boxes, stickers, post-its – I love them all and have a huge, ever-expanding collection.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I often find myself chatting to my characters – sometimes even arguing with them if they refuse to do or say what I have planned for them. But usually they know best and I bend to their will.
What advice would you give other writers?
The best advice given to me was to simply keep on writing. Writing a book takes a great deal of time and energy. Sometimes the words flow; other times it’s a slog to even draft a sentence. Persistence is an under-rated characteristic.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I suppose I’m what’s called a hybrid author. Two of my contemporary romance novels – ‘The Wish List Addiction’ and ‘Ugly Paradise’ are published via a publisher, others are indie-published. I enjoyed both avenues to publishing, but the choice is a personal one. What works for one author may not be of any interest to the next.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m optimistic. People will always love to read. Variety in publishing is so important.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary romance and women’s fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
Link To Lindsey Paley Page On Amazon