Into the Mind of Kelsey Bowen

And we’re here once again, fellow Spekkies, and with us is editor Kelsey Bowen! Let’s take a peek into her mind today, shall we?


How did you get into writing?

I started writing short stories (sadly, they weren’t kept because floppy disks = extinct) as soon as I learned what Microsoft Works was. And reading was something I loved so much that I wanted to start creating my own characters and worlds. That love grew in me throughout my whole life and never went away. I don’t write as much as I edit and read these days because I lose myself in reading so often, but I’ll never lose that love of writing and creating new stories.


Is there a step in the writing process that you dread/loathe/wish you could throw over the side of a cliff with a mill stone tied around its neck?

As a writer, yes. I always start with a very clear picture of the beginning of a book I want to write, a fairly clear picture of what leads to the middle, and a very clear picture of how the book ends. But that space between the middle of the plot and the ending—that critical spot—takes me approximately one hundred years to figure out, and without the brainstorming of a beta reader, I’m not sure I could get through it!


If you could spend the day with one spec fic character, who would it be?

Probably Clary from The Mortal Instruments series. I think we could have some fun together. (more…)

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