This week, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Maline Carroll for this edition of A Perfect 10.
Please enjoy this week’s installment of A Perfect 10
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Do you ever write under a pseudonym? If not have you considered it? Why or why not?
Yes, I write under a pseudonym because I feel it is important to protect myself. I am also able to straddle two different worlds.
Does a big ego help or hurt writers? Why or why not?
I think it depends on what the ego is all about. I feel good when people tell me my writing is good or has impacted them. That encourages me to continue to write.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Buying book written by adoptees
What does writing success look like to you? Have you achieved it?
Writing success looks like others writing about your writing. Yes, I have achieved it.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? What sources do you use?
Recently I’ve been writing only on things I am familiar with. My first kids book required some research about Haiti’s earthquake but most of what I wrote about included my lived experience.
How do you select the names of your characters? Have you ever regretted choosing a particular name? Why?
I try to make the name of the character fit the country, language and culture. Most of the stuff I have written focuses on the lived experiences of others, so realistic fiction. I choose character names based on their personalities.
What is the hardest type of scene to write?
A rape scene
If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would they be and what would you want to ask them?
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, God and her Majesty, Oprah Winfrey. I would ask them how their choices today were shaped by their lived experiences.
What platform has brought you the most success in marketing your books?
Facebook and Twitter
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Connect with Maline:
Twitter, Instagram, FB: Nooma Consulting