When I was thinking about putting together this 12 word feature I put a shout out to my author friends on Facebook, and delightfully C.L Taylor was amongst the first to put her hand up in the air and say she’d give it a whirl. Author of thrillers The Accident (released as Before I Wake in the US) and The Lie, here’s a big thank you from LifeOfCri.me for taking up the challenge, and in turn her fabulous response.
Answers should be complete sentences, and completed in no more than 12 words (unless otherwise stated)
Contractions count. It’s = 2 words.
LOC: I really enjoyed reading your current novel The Lie, what can you tell us about it?
CLT: It’s about friends turning on each other, a cult and fear.
LOC: How would you describe your writing process?
CLT: I brainstorm, research, make notes, plot, write, edit and then polish.
LOC: What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learnt in your writing career?
CLT: That all writers hate their book at some point.
LOC: What’s the best book you’ve read this year? (not included in word count) and why?
CLT: The Widow by Fiona Barton, Written in a deceptively accessible style but with themes that resonate.
LOC: Describe your perfect day
CLT: Any day where I get a lie in is perfect (and rare).
LOC: What is the strangest sentence you have written/read this week (limit does not apply)
CLT: It’s one of mine – ‘The voice is coming from inside my head’.
and finally just for laughs…
LOC: You wake up to find yourself on stage in front of the judges of Britain’s Got Talent, with just an Accordion, a skipping rope, and a duck. What do you do?
CLT: Pretend the duck can tell jokes. Who stole the soap? Robber ducky!