#WriterLife FAQ

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Since I quit my day job to be a writer, I’ve noticed I get asked the same 5 questions. I had not fully realized, I think, how interesting writers (and the writing profession) is to non-writers.

Here’s my 5 most Frequently Asked Questions (I know you’ve been wondering):

1. How do you decide what to write?

I have always written stories I would like to read. I am what can be classified as a ‘discovery writer’, meaning I outline very little. I like to just start and see what happens. This helps me keep up the pace of the book, so no scene drags out, and also helps me to generate fresh ideas.

2. Are you going to go back to school?

At this point, I have no desire to obtain a degree. I chose an informal education, taking an apprenticeship instead of finishing college. It was one of the best decisions of my life.

3. Are you going to get a ‘real job’?

Not if I can help it. I have wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember. It’s the only job I’ve ever wanted.

4. Have you started your next book?

Yes! To keep from going crazy while waiting to hear back from agencies, I started 2 more novels. The book I am trying to publish is the first of a trilogy. I have started it’s sequel, and I am writing another book that is not part of the trilogy, but does take place in the same universe.

5 What is the first book about?

My first novel is a fiction fantasy with 9 main characters. It follows twin brothers as they work toward revenge, and shows how their actions effect different lives.

If you have any questions or blog suggestions, feel free to drop me a line at cmcoxwrites@gmail.com

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