GP: Interview with writer R B McConnell

It’s that time again!  This week’s guest post is an interview with the lovely R B McConnell, check it out!

UntitledQ01 – When did you decide you wanted to become a writer?

Have written in journals for twenty odd years, but only really started focusing on it in the past few years.

Q02 – Are there any authors who inspire you?

At the moment I am dipping in and out of Adam Blade’s Beast Quest, only a little way into the series but he is currently inspiring me.

Q03 – What is your dream goal for your writing?

Just to get more people reading my writing, and to get my novel published.

Q04 – What is the title (or working title) of your current manuscript and can you tell us a little bit about it?

Working title of my novel is Snowflake novel, named after Snowflake my MC in the novel. It is a Horror/Supernatural novel.

Q05 – How long have you been working on this manuscript?

Since 2013, so four years.

Q06 – Do you plan your stories or just leap into the writing?

A mixture, Snowflake novel was just written, I just jumped into it. Short stories/flash fiction are sometimes planned.

Q07 – Do you have a writing routine?

I need sensory overload to write, so writing in a café or pub works well for me. I always add to it by listening to music in one ear.

Q08 – What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?

To sit myself down to write, once I get started I am fine.

Q09 – What are your thoughts on Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing?

Both have their advantages and dis-advantages. I haven’t really thought about them to be honest, as Snowflake novel is nowhere near that stage yet.

Q10 – What is the single best piece of advice you could give to new writers?

People watch, watch how people interact with each other, mannerisms etc. It’s the little things that matter. Use that in your writing. Carry a notebook with you to jot down ideas and thoughts. You think you will remember it later, but you won’t.

Q11 – Are there any authors you would love to meet in person?

A tricky one this, yes and no.

Q12 – Tells us why you love writing?

If I didn’t write I would explode. It’s also good receiving feedback regarding my writing, that always makes me smile.

About R B McConnell’s story

My novel is mainly set in Belfast, Northern Ireland with some parts set in Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is set in the current time but in a different world. Demons and Angels walk about us.

Connect with R B McConnell

Twitter/Instagram: BunnyDarkness

Writing blog:

 

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Thanks to R B McConnell for participating in this interview.  Make sure to check out the links where she shares her writing.  Leave a comment if you have any questions.

I’m still fighting back this illness that is clinging tighter than a damn facehugger but I should be back with a post on Friday.

Happy writing.

Ari

About Ari Meghlen

I’ve been a writer since I was given unsupervised access to pens and am unable to write anything shorter than a trilogy. I (now) live in sprawling Northern Ireland which is greener than the green parts of England with my awesome boyfriend and 3 demon cats.

I spend my time lost in imaginary worlds, running my online jewellery shop, taking nature photos or watching bad movies.

Visit me on Facebook or just leave me a comment on this website. I love comments 🙂

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