Writer, Interrupted Yet Resumed!
Lynn Cahoon ventured away from writing because of life disruptions only to return years later. Starting with essays then short stories, she eventually wrote her first novels … and woke up to her name on the NY Times best-seller list for ebooks. Currently juggling five series along with a major move, Lynn shares her writing journey and guidance.
Her newest release, only a few weeks ago, is A Vacation to Die For, #14 in the Tourist Trap series, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo.
(It's the last interview of 2022!)
- 00:30 Welcome
- 00:44 Lynn’s journey, from essays to short stories to novels and to best-seller status
- 4:10 the current five series: Tourist Trap series has 15 books / Cat Latimer series / Farm to Fork series / Kitchen Witch series / Survivors Book Club series
- 6:56 series set in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Idaho
- 8:00 Life rolls disrupt writing.
- 9:43 Developing new series~ driving opens up creativity, falling in love with locales
- 15:00 More personal circumstances that inform writing in unexpected aways
- 16:45 Lynn’s writing process for ideas ~ “Writers are magpies.”
- 18:00 Using structure to set events, the entry of the dead body, developing relationships before the murder
- 21:40 Niches help.
- 26:00 Maintaining productivity ~ using word counts
- 28:00 Bob Mayer: writer and productivity adviser, “The Warrior Writer”
- 30:00 Overcoming writing trials, hitting the genre markers
- 32:00 Genre-hopping and its problems, finding a niche
- 35:00 Best tool for writing
- 38:08 Best advice for the New Writers
- 39:30 Closing
Her website -http://lynncahoon.com/
Amazon author page -http://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Cahoon/e/B0082PWOAO/
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