1. What inspires you to write?/Where do you get all your ideas for your books?
I get my ideas from life. There are so many things that happen in life that are worth writing about.
2. How did you come up with the title of your book?
It was just a natural idea that came in my mind.
3. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, two actually. The first message is that choices have consequences. And the second message is those same consequences not only affect you, but your family too.
4. How much research, if any, do you do for your novels?
I do as much research is necessary, and that’s usually a lot. I research the story’s location, occupations, furniture … anything that’s in my story, I’ve researched it. You’ve got to be accurate.
5. What does your writing process look like?
I’ll either type or write a rough draft. I just let the words flow; allow the story to tell itself. Afterwards, I edit several times.
6. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Terry McMillan. She writes women’s fiction, and her writing style is great.
7. What genre would you consider your books?
I consider it women’s fiction. It’s also considered contemporary fiction.
8. What draws you to this genre?
I love being a woman. Women experience so many things that revolve around love, hate, happiness, sadness, etc. Think of any woman and you’ll realize that she has experiences in these emotions. So, to take these emotions and turn them into stories about women is amazing.
9. What is the hardest part about writing?
To me, it’s editing. No matter how many times you edit, there’s still something you might have overlooked.
10. Do you have any strange writing habits?
My creativity stirs up when I listen to music. I guess this is because music is a creative work itself, so it brings out my creativity.
11. Did you learn anything from writing your book or just your book in general? If so, what?
I’ve learned to connect with my characters. You can’t just write about these people and not know anything about them. You’ve got to know them just as well as you do real people. This is necessary in order to tell their story right, and to seem realistic.
12. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Stay focused. No matter what bad review you get, you’ve got to stay focused on moving your publishing career forward. Not everyone is going to be your fan. Just make sure you’re not your own enemy.
And that is it for the interview but if you would like to get in contact with her or just check out her books all the links to do so are here:
Amazon Author Central: amazon.com/author/pamelajones
Amazon (Tomorrow Never Comes): http://amzn.to/1r3XpBY
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1lzTo9q
And lastly I would like to thank Pamela Jones for doing this and I wish you the best.