When and why did you begin writing?
I have always loved to write in some form, but I didn’t begin to write novels until about five years ago.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer when I typed the last word of my first novel.
Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
I love fantasy because of the unrealistic things that can happen. I like taking myself out of the real world and into a place where anything is possible.
What is the most important thing that people DON’T know about your subject/genre that they need to know?
I think the most important thing people DON’T know about fantasy is that it isn’t supposed to be real. Some people try to analyze it to death. It’s fiction so just enjoy it.
Are you a full-time or part-time writer and how does that affect your writing?
I am a part-time writer. It is very difficult when you don’t have the time to write when you want. I do carry a notebook with me so when I need to write something down quickly I can.
Do you have a special time to write, or how is your day structured to accommodate your writing?
I write whenever I have time. I have no certain structure to it.
How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
I think I’ve evolved creatively by thinking things through a little better. I don’t have as many missing pieces as I did when I first started.
What have you written so far?
I have written a Fantasy novel called The Faewitch, a YA novel called Backlash, and a paranormal short story called Pure.
Do you work to an outline or plot sketch, or do you prefer to let a general idea guide your writing?
When I first started writing, I tried to work with an outline. I think I work better without one. I like to just see where the story goes, but that does sometimes lead to gaps in the story and backtracking.
How can you find out more about MJ Boshers?