A little something about Marie:
Marie has a newfound passion for writing and a love for exploring the subject matter in which she writes. She feels that it is not perfected, but it's a talent she is working on improving. Her stories delve into the burning passion between two people and how the darker side of that passion, obsession, and pain can lead someone down the road less traveled.
Her themes play heavily on the taboo world of BDSM, love, pain, sex to the tenth degree, drama, and drugs, Marie thrives on the feedback she receives from her readers on both Wattpad and Inkitt - although she wishes that all the comments were positive, I think the negative ones could be seen as a lesson learned. After the screaming and phone throwing, those not so nice comments, could be used as a tool to make it better.
Marie has authors she strives to be like:
@Bradleys_Toothpick, @Hardinsgirl and Anna Todd.
She holds, @Bradleys_Toothpick for helping her start writing. She reached out to her and she was more than happy to help out a new author tell her story. She helped her find her way around Wattpad and helped her find her voice.
Questions and Answers:
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I would have to say after I read the Mafia Series by Jessica Loveless on Wattpad
2. How long does it take you to write a book?
I am on my first book, so I’ll let you know when I’m done. LOL
3. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
My work schedule is pretty much whenever I finish what needs to be done and then I have time to write. I use writing as my time to unwind and as motivation to finish work.
4. What would you say is your unique writing quirk?
I think my quirk switches, there are days when words flow out of me and other days the thesaurus and I are best friends. I also enjoy being very descriptive in my writing.
5. Whether it be traditional, self, or story book apps. How’d you find the publishing process?
Confusing to be honest. I think I understand it but I have time before I really need to look into it. I constantly ask Laurie questions about her publishing process.
6. How much of your writing process involves research in your subject matter or plot?
7. When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I just started my first book on April 25, 2020 at the young age of 41.
8. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also love to watch TV and cuddle with my dog. Reading is another favorite of mine.
9. What does your family think of your writing?
My family is incredibly supportive, we have a group chat, and they help me with certain decisions.
10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books (characters, location, plot)?
What surprised me most was how easy the words came to me. As far a character's, location, or plots, what surprised me was how close to home a lot of it hit.
11. What is it you particularly like about the genre you write?
I like that it’s still considered Taboo in this day and age which is probably why I leaned into that genre in the first place.
12. Do you have any suggestions to help others become writers? If so, what are they?
My advice is, be yourself, don’t try to be like anyone else. Let your voice be heard but don’t afraid to ask for help in the writing process, just be sure you trust those you involve in your writing.
13. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I hear from them on almost every chapter which is absolutely phenomenal. Sometimes it’s ideas on what will happen next or comments on what I’ve written. I also heard from them a lot is when Selena came into the picture and how much hate they had towards her. LOL They would say things like, “She better leave my STAN couple alone.” There were some curse words too, but we’ll leave it there. LOL
14. Do you like to create books for your target audience?
15. What do you think makes a good story?
A good story has to be relatable. It has to have character development, whether fast or slow. And it should have drama, lots, and lots of drama.
16. How do you handle writers block and what do you tell other aspiring authors who may be fighting or fearful about hitting that wall?
I haven’t experienced it yet but when I do, hopefully I’ll be able to find the words to tell you. LOL
Thank you Marie for trusting me with your interview. Thank you for participating and being a personal inspiration to not be so closed off, to embrace my more playful side of the romance genre. Because of you, I try to be jump off the edge of safe word play...