Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Author Interview – Jacqueline Patricks

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Who is your publisher? I am self-published under my imprint Crazy Bird Publishing, and it’s been the best decision. Having collected my share of rejections over the years, I gave up and focused on working full-time as a medic, which takes a tremendous amount of attention and energy. A few years ago, I fell back into writing again. I’d forgotten how much I love it.

I love the freedom of being self-published, but it’s a lot of hard work. You have to do a lot of research. You need to know what you’re getting into and even then there’s a sharp learning curve. I had a bit of a false start last Nov 2012 when I first released Queen and had to relearn several things. But it’s stronger now and what I’ve learned will benefit my future books.

Have you developed a specific writing style? Yes, I strive for deep POV, usually third but occasionally first person. I’ve developed a very strong voice, very active and dynamic that also varies from blunt to descriptive depending on the scene or story requirement. It’s my goal to thin the line between author and reader until it’s nearly gone. I want the reader to be the characters just like I am when I write them.

What is your greatest strength as a writer? I’d like to think it’s my ability to change narrative POV and alter my ‘voice’ as needed to fit the character or scene. I’ve been told that when the POV of Queen first switches to Jeamon (the main Brajj/alien) that the narrative voice is very clear, almost shocking, which is why I started a new chapter when I first introduced Jeamon. I wanted there to be break between the aliens versus humans with the scenes and the writing.

Do you have any upcoming appearances you’d like to share with us? I do, thanks! I’m currently scheduled to have a podcast interview with Write On America this month. This is my first time doing a recorded interview or a podcast, so this will be interesting. You can find them at http://writeonamerica.us and on itunes under writeonamerica.

Do you have any advice for writers? I know it’s old, but write. Write a lot. Read a lot, live a lot, do interesting things, talk to interesting people, then write some more. Find a critique group or trusted friends who will tell you the truth. Grow a thick skin. Show them your work. Take writing classes. Read books on how to write. But most of all trust yourself.

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Genre – Science Fiction / Romance

Rating – R

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Website http://jacquelinepatricks.com/

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