Today I have the pleasure of introducing author Neven Carr, who will be sharing her thoughts on reading and writing, and details of her book Forgotten.
I find the creating process of writing very cathartic, energising. It is also a lot cheaper than spending money on therapy, retail or alcohol! I love existing in my own world for a while, toying with character’s lives, setting them up in impossible situations.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Read, read, read, every day! Write, write, write, every day! Develop a routine and stick with it. Put some distance; okay a lot of distance, between the writing and the editing process.
In addition, accept criticism as a positive thing – it took me a while to accept that, but once I did, it became my strongest writing tool.
What is your least favourite thing about writing?
Editing, re-editing and re-re-editing.
Yes! Yes! It is highly necessary but I find it so time-consuming and so laborious. Enough said on that, thank you very much. Next question please!
What is your favourite genre(s)?
I am a strong mystery/thriller/suspense buff. I enjoy solving puzzles, thus I love searching for clues that will help me discover the true culprit.
If you could have a signed copy of a book by an author (dead or living) What book would it be?
Okay, I am going to be greedy here and go for the entire The Lord of the Rings series. I know they are not mystery/thrillers but they are by far one of the best pieces of literature of our time. Wow! Tolkien had an imagination like no other.
Tell us what you are currently reading and your verdict so far?
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. I am finding it very different to other thrillers. It reads as if it is a true story. Very difficult to put down.
About your book…
You are living in the your latest novel. Where are you living, and what is it like?
I currently live in my caravan with my dog, Boomerang, in a small town called Nankari Bay. It was nice and quiet here until all these dead bodies began appearing at an apartment complex up the road. It is time for Boomie and me to move on.
You are your most recent protagonist, What do you like doing for fun?
I like to eat pink musk sticks. They have to be pink, they just do. They calm me, help me think better, take away the bad things, well… most of the time. Failing that, there’s always good old retail therapy!
Hate doing? Cleaning, especially blood stains. Why? Do I really need to answer that???
Forgotten by Neven Carr
Murder, revenge and family betrayal, this complex, fast-paced mystery thriller from down under, has more twists than a rollercoaster! The exotic locations and gripping action scenes are guaranteed to keep you turning the pages!
Forgotten will be free for 3 days from 31st March on Amazon!
You can also follow Neven on her blog! nevencarr.wordpress.com
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