25 August 2017

Book Launch Interview with Brittany Lewis, Author of Heir of Zion

New on Amazon US and Amazon UK

Michael felt like his life ended the day his family left. In a way, it did. While he struggled to remain composed when he was in the company of others, he allowed his thoughts and anxieties to consume him when he was alone. Though the life that he had always known had ended, a new one quickly emerged, one that had been suppressed by the Elders for far too long. While Michael struggled to wrap his brain around the information he was learning about his true identity and the community he had grown up in, his heart continuously pulled him toward a young girl and his new found romance, while it simultaneously ached 
for the family he lost.

As part of the launch of Heir of Zion, Brittany has agreed to explain a little about her writing process:

My desk is set up in the sitting area of our house, right next to the living room, so when I’m home I usually write there.

From what I understand, my writing process is much different than a lot of other authors I know, at least in the beginning. After I’ve thought of an idea for a novel I write out the general summary, usually only a paragraph. Then I expand it, making it three paragraphs. This gives me the summary of the entire plot, beginning, middle and end.

I prefer to read shorter novels and since most of my readers prefer this as well, this is what I write. My books are usually between 40,000-60,000 words and normally have 20-25 chapters. I estimate that I want around 20 chapters in my book with each chapter being 2,000-3,000 words. After that, I break the chapter down into scenes.

I only use a few words to summarize a scene and I do this in list format, that way if I need to go to a doctor’s appointment or I know I’ll be somewhere where I’m waiting in line etc, I can jot down those few words on what the scene is about and write it while I’m out. I’ve actually written a lot of my work by texting it to myself while I’m out and then typing it later.

When I’ve gotten about half of my first draft done I send it out chapter by chapter to my first beta reader. She reads each chapter and makes corrections. After those corrections are made I send it to my second beta reader and do the same thing. Then the third draft goes to my editor. I normally start writing another book the day after I finish my rough draft.

I’m a stay at home mom of two young kinds (seven and two) so right now I write whenever I have the time. I try to spend a total of 2-3 hours per week writing, sometimes more. Honestly, I spend the most of my time marketing.

Brittany Lewis
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About the Author

Brittany Nicole Lewis from North Carolina is the best selling author of  Finding Freedom (The Zion Series Book 1), her YA Zion series and her works of poetry. Brittany enjoys helping women and teens who suffer from depression and anxiety and she regularly donates copies of her books to ministries Find her on Facebook and Twitter @BLewis2008.

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