Into the Mind of Mary Weber

Hi Realmies, glad you're here again for our next interview featuring Mary Weber. We are so excited to see what Mary has to say, so let's dive on into her mind, shall we?   Are you a panster or a plotter? Both! I type up a synopsis and rough outline – and then pants the rest. That is, until I get to the near-mid-section and, as David Farland mentioned in his interview here, freak out that my book is terrible. Then I sit down and rework it, and plot the last half before pantsing it again. (But seriously, if you’ve not read David’s interview and writing advice – GO DO IT. Good stuff.)   What is one piece of writing advice someone has given you that actually helped you? Hire a writing mentor. A successful one. You and your creative soul are worth the investment.   What was your favorite movie as a child? As a child? I’m going to say Star Wars. (Followed by the show 21 Jump Street because Johnny Depp, ahem.) As an adult, my favorites are Babe (yes, the pig one, because I cry every freaking time) and Underworld.  

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Into the Mind of TJ da Roza

We're here once again for another great Into the Mind post! TJ da Roza sits down with us today and we are eager to share what he says with you.     What inspires you to do what you do? Story. The only way one can gain experience without living through something is through story and books. They shape who we are and who we will become because one can live inside a story and experience an event that would otherwise be impossible. I want to be a part of molding personalities for the better through books.   Do you work as a freelancer or are you employed by a business/organization? Both.   Is there a step in your creative process or work life that you dread/loathe/wish you could throw over the side of a cliff with a mill stone tied around its neck? Comparable titles!!! They are seriously the worst! I'm looking for fresh and unique stories. Then I have to say they are like "x." Ugh. And finding them for marketing! ugh.

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