Today, I am delighted to welcome Australian author Poppy Inkwell to the Guestopia slot!
Here's a quick bio before we get going with interview!
Hi Poppy! Thank you so much for joining us today! Let's go!
Which age group?
Is it a series or standalone?
Are you an agented author?
Which publisher snapped up your book?
Do you have another job?
Did you receive many, if any, rejections prior?
What created/what were you doing or watching when the first idea for this book sneaked up on you?
Once you started, did the story flow naturally or did you have to step in and wrestle it into submission?
How many drafts did you write before you let someone read it? Who was that someone?
How many drafts until it was published?
Are there any parts you’d like to change even now?
What part of writing do you find the easiest?
I enjoy all parts of the writing process but there’s no exact bit that is consistently easy or hard. I usually write in chunks and sometimes out of chronological order. If I can’t/won’t/don’t want to write a particular part, I’ll make a note in highlighted brackets to fill in later, e.g. ‘(describe her face here.)’ Editing, researching, coming up with ideas; they’re all crucial to the overall process and some days certain tasks are easier than others. The important thing for me is to maintain momentum.
What part do you find hardest?
Do you push through writing barriers or walk away?
How many projects do you have on the go at the same time?
Do you think you’re born with the talent to write or do you think it can be learned?
How many future novels do you have planned?
Do you write other things, such as short stories, articles, blogs, etc?
What’s the highlight of being published so far?
And one that doesn't.
Can you give us a clue or secret about the next book?
If you would like to know more about Poppy and her books, here are a few links that might help.
Big Sky Publishing