Written in the Stars Author: Krys Fenner
Interview With Krys Fenner:
Tell us what prompted you to start the series? Be as detailed as you want.
Back when I was in high school, I faced a lot of difficult issues and I never really felt that anyone understood. Some of the same issues that I’ve written about in this series. It took years before I truly overcame the feelings that I was left with as a result. As I thought back to that period in my life, it occurred to me that we needed books out there so that issues that affect young adults were out there, that maybe, they just might spark conversations and we could affect change.
How did you feel as you were writing the first book? Has that feeling changed between then and now? If so, how?
Nervous. I wasn’t confident in my writing or if I’d get the story across appropriately. And I was absolutely right to be too. Things got rushed and didn’t turn out right. That has changed since I first wrote what is now titled “Addicted.” Not only has my confidence improved, but I take the time to get things right. I don’t rush through the process any longer. Though I can’t say it stops me from coming up with a multitude of ideas or purchasing a buttload of covers. I have so much planned that the problem now is just fitting it all in.
How many times have you had a specific idea for the story but it has been derailed because the characters decide to go a different way?
Most of the time they don’t go off and do things differently, they just do it sooner than I’d like it. Although to be fair, I have actually had one set of characters that recently slowed the progress of a book that it took my co-author and me much longer to get through what happened. Things still went the way we expected, but it certainly showcased way more of the characters’ flaws than I ever anticipated.
What was the most difficult part in writing the series?
Organization. For a series like this, the main arc of the story isn’t just important, but the subplots going on in the background that are building to future books. To keep from overlapping, a lot, and I mean A LOT of planning and organization goes into the series. It isn’t just enough to know the order of events; you have to know exactly when and where everyone in the series is at all times.
If you could give advice to anybody else considering writing a series, what advice would you give?
Plan as much as you can as early as you can. And keep track of everything. Not just characters, but how they relate and connect to one another. As well as important dates. This is all extremely important information that you will turn back to time and time again. Simply because you have to ensure there is consistency throughout the entire series, which would be my final piece of advice. If one of your characters gets a tattoo on their left hip, it better be in that same spot when they pop up again in other books. Readers will notice.
About the Author:
Krys Fenner, also known as Brigit Rosé—like the wine, not the flower, has been infinitely passionate about writing and helping people for as long as she can remember. Having already published nine books, she avidly works on multiple series from social issues to paranormal romance. While she loves everything she writes, she’s truly excited for the two series she’ll be co-authoring over the coming year. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, and is currently working on a Master’s degree. When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her three fur babies, Bones, Luna, and Lola. To find out more about her upcoming book releases, visit her at krysfenner.co.
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