I've been placed in Group 17 Horror/Urban fantasy. So for the next few weeks, when there's not a Crusader challenge going, I'll be posting a feature with one of the group members.
Today I'm hosting Tanya Reimer from Life's like that. Be prepared for insightful articles that will help hone your craft (and she should have plenty of quality advice, she's currently got seven WIPs, all past the first draft stage!). She's been nice enough to do a feature on me on her site. You can take a look at my answers here. But for now, take a peek at what she has to say (personally love her answer for the last question):
When did you start writing?
Looking back in my poetry binders, I was 13 when I started collecting my work. First time my writing was published in a local paper was probably a few years after that when I wrote articles for my high school. I wrote my first novel when I was 19. It sucked something horrible, but it was a mystery and what I learnt, I used to piece together the challenging plot puzzles of the Notebook Chronicles.
Where would you say you are as a writer?
I’m 34, and just decided I needed an agent to support my habit. I had to write a lot of crap before I wrote something I felt was worthwhile.
What’s your strongest writing genre? Do you often write in it? Why or why not?
My passion is writing novels. I’ve tried; a mystery, a dark thriller (I’m seriously afraid to reread it), a romance, a historical fiction, and now I’ve found my true love in the urban fantasy genre. I’ve written six for adults and one for the mid-grade genre. I get to play with magic, build romances, travel time, and piece together interesting plot twists. I write for me. My sister says that’s good, because I’m so normal, everyone should like it. We’ll see.
What do I write the most? Non-fiction; articles and editorials. I’ve published in newspapers and news bulletins.
Quick, what are five of your favorite words!?!
PLEASE SEND ME YOUR WORK. (I’m dying to hear that)
In 10 words or less, sum up your current work in progress.
The dying seducer falls for the devil herself.
How would you describe your end goal as a writer?
Others enjoy what I write, the world I created comes alive for them. I want to say, “I wrote that.”
What could you not write without?
Got me thinking how dedicated I am. Would I write without hands? Probably. Would I write if I had no computer, no friends, no cash? Yup, been there. I like the modern day technology, it makes writing easy, but I could write without it. Of course, having my resources at hand helps with spelling, but I can write poorly, and still be happy. So, I guess the one thing, that every writer NEEDS is a reader. What’s the use writing if I’m the only one swept up in the magic?