I try to write a certain number of words each day. I’m pretty disciplined about this, but even so, some days are more successful than others!
I don’t know; it’s just the way my mind works! I love writing about major, history-changing events, with all the heightened emotions and drama they bring. Plus destroying the world. Destroying the world is always fun.
I love all of them in different ways – although whenever I’ve just finished a book, that’s always the one I’m most in love with! I get very intensely involved with my imaginary worlds. They seem more real than this one sometimes.
There are too many to count! But some of my childhood favourite authors were Judy Blume, Lloyd Alexander and Tove Jansson.
I do! I often write about things I don’t know much about – flying airplanes, fixing cars, astrology – so research is essential. Even though my stories are fiction, I want them to feel as real as possible.