How do you find the appropriate setting for the story, or does it find you?
What is your support system for your writing? Family, friends, other writers?
My friends are very proud and supportive and want me to succeed. They understand that most of the time our plans will fail because I have a deadline or I'm lost in my head and writing. They understand and encourage it, thankfully, and still love me for being such a sucky companion. But I've been able to share pieces and parts of this new part of my life with them, and the enthusiasm they have shown has motivated me further. I recently had my first in person book signing this past weekend, and one of my best friends went with me. Honestly, she dragged me out of the house by my hair and made me go. lol. But that's what she does. She pushes me to be better, to do things out of my element and encourages me to be proud. Just the fact that she was proud and excited to be there with me made the whole event for me. That's where the heart of this is. They believe in me, and it helps me believe in myself.
What is the worst writing advice you ever received and how did you deal with it?
That's a lie. I am really anal about getting my way. I listen to criticism--again, the writing and posting my words online gave me a thick skin.
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