Bio’s: (Appox 100 words.)
Erin Lee is a hybrid author and therapist chasing a crazy dream one story at a time. She lives with her family in southern New Hampshire. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, LLC, Wave to Papa, 2015, by Limitless Publishing and Nine Lives (2016). She’s also author of the “Lola, Party of 8” series, award-winning Feather Dreams Press’ When I’m Dead.
Lee’s most recent works include Losing Faith and The Morning After with Black Rose Writing and From Russia, With Love, Take Me As I Am and No Shame with Bella Tulip Publishing. She is also author of Zombie Cupcake Press’ “Diary of a Serial Killer” series.
Lee has published numerous magazine articles, particularly on the topic of mental illness. Her poetry collection, Between the Cushions, is aimed at raising money for mental wellness. Her work has been included in too many anthologies, including internationally best-selling anthologies, to list. She is a co-founder of the “Escape From Reality” series, a twenty-author, multi-genre series including sixty titles over a three-year period.
1. Please can you tell us about the book you’re working on with another author? Jamie and I wrote a book about a woman trying to escape an abusive relationship and starting her life over. It was a topic we were both passionate about.
2. What made you want to write a book with someone else? He mentioned that he has trouble writing the male point of view. I find writing from the male point of view easier, as someone who was raised with all brothers and the mother of sons. We decided to switch things up and have him write as Alicia and me as Daniel.
3. In what way is the writing process easier when writing with another author? You can feed off each other’s ideas and instantly have another set of eyes on your work.
4. In what way is the writing process harder when writing with another author? It can be tricky when you have different writing styles and voices.
5. Do you both have an outline of the whole story first, or do you just go with it and surprise one another? We surprised each other. He wrote a chapter, I wrote the next, until a story was formed. For me, this was the part that made it fun. I couldn’t have a plan like I usually do.
6. How does the process work with writing the story? I.E Do you each write a chapter until you get to the end? Do you have one character each? Do you write the scenes and the other author adds to it? Simple: Jamie wrote the odd chapters, I wrote the even.
7. What happens if you don’t agree on a scene / character your co-author has written? We talked about places where we didn’t agree. Mostly, the deal was that each person’s chapter stood as was written (aside from editing).
8. Do you find you can write a book more quickly when sharing the task, or does it take longer due to planning / amending / checking with the other author first? This is much faster than writing alone. Basically we each wrote a novella instead of a full novel. Plus, you are more accountable because you have to get the chapter back to the other person.
9. What do’s and don’t would you give to other authors that may wish to write with another author at some point? Hire an editor before submitting to publishers. (We did this and were glad because she was able to blend our voices).
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