Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Renee George, USA Today Bestselling author of cozy paranormal mysteries, paranormal women’s fiction mysteries, and paranormal romance/ mysteries.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
They are all hard. LOL.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I am a pantser who writes mysteries, so I set up the suspects and the crime, then I work through it, investigating along with my heroine. I like to put in a lot of red herrings and make things twisty at the end, but usually, about the time that reader knows who-done-it in the story is about the same time that I knew when I was writing it.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Writing like any creative pursuit is one of those jobs you have to love enough to do it even when you hate it. The best tip I can give an aspiring writer is don’t compare the way you approach writing to the way other authors approach writing. Every one is different. Your process is your process. Comparing yourself to other writers is a great way to stay frustrated all the time. Honestly, it’s just one word after another until “The End,” however you get there.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Writing is more than just getting the words down. It involves a lot of planning and thinking, so I count that as writing time. Which means, all the waking hours in the day are typically spent writing. Hah!
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Currently, Nora Black from my Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mysteries is my favorite. She’s my age, has been through some of the things that I have been through, and she still kicks butt. I love having a heroine who represents a woman over 50 who is still young enough to live her life. I mean, I’m not dead, yet. Right?
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
In the Nora Black series, I’d have Kate Blanchett playing my heroine. She’s over 50 and still got it. Henry Cavill would play Ezra. Sandra Bullock would play her best friend Gilly.
What is your definition of success?
I write books and I get paid for them. It was always my dream, and that dream has come true. That’s success.
What are your social links?
Join Renee’s Rebel Readers (Facebook Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/reneesunusualsuspects/
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Follow Renee on Twitter: @reneegeorge2008
What are your buy links?
www.renee-george.com for all my series
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