With 12 books releasing this year, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, takes time out of her jam-packed schedule to talk to us about her writing technique, how the self-publishing landscape has changed since first starting out and why she wanted to branch out into a new genre. Carrie also gives listeners a sneak peek of her first YA novel, From Breath and Ruin.
Carrie Ann chats to Laura and Steph about how she was first inspired to start writing, and her journey to becoming a full-time author.
She was originally drawn to self publishing because she wanted to manage her own timeline and be responsible for her own deadlines, then realized that she enjoyed the control that indie publishing gave her.
Carrie Ann has been in the self-pub game since 2011, which means she has seen a huge evolution in the self-publishing landscape. She discusses the new opportunities and the new challenges that have arisen with the explosion of the self-pub market, and how she manages to keep her readers engaged and stay at the top of her game.
She describes her writing process and explains why she has switched to dictating her writing, as well as how she has learned to build self-care and balance into her work.
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Links of interest
Advice from Joanna Penn on dictation: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/01/10/healthy-writer-dictation-tips/
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide.