In a world of media so riddled with zombies, Araminta Star Matthews owes part of the success of her zombie fiction franchise to two key elements: strong characters who happen to be young women, and an ability to craft the knuckle-grinding tension so apparent in her first book, Blind Hunger.
What is the hardest part of writing a male voice convincingly? LJ: To be perfectly honest I found Edward’s voice surprisingly easy. I grew up with five brothers and have always worked in a male dominated industry, so I’m bombarded daily with the way the male mind works. Having a
How has Shakespearean acting helped you with your historical writing? CE—Characters I play onstage and the characters I write about in my novels come from the same source. There is a place in my subconscious where all these people live, ready to tell their stories. They don’t seem to care which
If you want to succeed in your competitive field, there’s no avoiding it—you must promote yourself. There are plenty of ways to do this, but one method in particular stands out: publishing videos to YouTube. YouTube is a great outlet for self-promotion because it allows you to share your work