Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Writing Inspiration by @ZoyaTessi, author of Alex plus #Giveaway

Writing Inspiration by Zoya Tessi 

I think that inspiration to write is a very individual thing, and that there isn't any universal recipe to make it happen. Every writer should find out what works best for them and hold onto it. 

In my case, I love to spend the evening sitting on my balcony with a cup of coffee. I can spend an hour or two just plotting, thinking over various situations in whatever part of the story I’m working on at that moment, before I get down to the part where I actually write. For me this is the most important phase, because without it I can find myself sitting in front of a blank page for hours without putting down a single word. As for the actual writing phase, I'm most productive at night, when everybody’s sleeping. I curl up in my favourite chair with my laptop on my knees, put on some of my YouTube song lists (for me, sad love songs work the best) and just write till morning.

Sometimes I can write thousands of words in a week, but there are other periods when a month or more can go by without me being able to write a single meaningful sentence. It happens from time to time, and I'm sure that everybody experiences some kind of writer’s block occasionally. In my opinion, you shouldn't force it. In those situations I usually grab a few recently published books and spend a week or two devouring them. Eventually, my brain ‘resets’ and starts to function again. 

ALEX: Perfect Opposite Book One (Extended edition)
Zoya Tessi

Publication date: January 23rd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Their wishes were simple and modest. Fate had other things in store though, and she can be a real bitch sometimes.
All he wanted was to get the job done and somehow to endure those long months playing nanny to a spoiled little rich girl. Without strangling her with his bare hands in the process. Well, it is going to be much easier said than done.
All she wanted was to escape the past and live like any other girl. Her plan definitely didn’t include the arrogant, tattooed savage, with his awful mohawk and lack of social graces, whose only mission was to stick real close and mess up her life.
But, people aren’t always what they seem to be, are they?

Author Bio:
Zoya spent years doing volunteering work all across Europe, from cleaning school basements in Northern Russia to excavating Stone Age artifacts in Euskadi (the Basque country) and renovating castles from the middle ages in Southern France. She always dreamed of working with ‘Doctors without borders’ somewhere out in Africa, but ended up doing an ‘ordinary job’ in one of the smaller European countries.
Her greatest passion is devouring each and every book that comes within her reach.