Thursday, October 3, 2013

Author Interview: Marie Higgins

Today we are joined by author Marie Higgins. Click here to learn more about her.

Q. Marie, you've published a whole lot of books. How long does it take you to write one of your novels?

A. Usually - if nothing happens to my life to stop me - I can write a book (80,000+ words) in about six weeks. But that's if the characters continue talking to me and my life or my job doesn't stress me out.

Q. Are there any genres you have not yet written that you'd like to?

A. I would like to try my hand at YA. I have actually thought up a series, but I just need to get to it.  I think I'm afraid to write it because it won't have as much romance as my other stories. lol

Q. What do you consider to be the most fun part of being an author?

A. Doing interviews like this! :)  Actually, the most fun part is creating the next great story, and having readers tell me how 'amazing' the story was, and hearing them tell me they cried in certain chapters. Love hearing that!! It makes everything worthwhile.

Q. What is the funniest/goofiest thing a fan has ever said to you about your books?

A. Believe it or not, most of my readers are nice. lol  They usually don't say anything goofy, but I did have a wannabe writer read one of my stories and emailed me to say she 'saluted' me for writing such an intriguing story.

Q. If you haven't gotten any goofy fan mail, you're seriously missing out. I'm tempted to send you some myself. Okay, what advice do you give authors who struggle with writers block?

A. I tell authors to keep writing - anything. Keep your muse working. Keep it active. If you're not writing, then read something. Somehow you need to keep those creative juices flowing. I've had writers block many times, and my muse thinks it needs a break, so that's when I pick up a book and read...or read back through one of my stories that I'd written years ago. That usually jump-starts my muse.

Thanks for joining us today, Marie! It was fun to chat with you.

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