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Q & A with Author Leslie DJ

Hi, Leslie. Thanks for joining me! Let's get started. What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Before publishing “That Girl” I told myself that I would be satisfied with just seeing my work in print. Now that I’ve achieved that I hope to turn Stacey Melendez’s journey into a three book series. 
What would your career look like in an ideal world?
In a perfect world I’d be a full-time writer. I’d author at least two book series and write about music for Rolling Stone magazine.
Those sound like great goals. What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
I am a sucker for all things Bravo. There isn’t a Real Housewives franchise that I don’t love or love to hate. The Real Housewives of Atlanta and New York are by far superior to the other franchises. 
Do you believe in fate or love at first sight?
I’m a hopeless romantic and believe in love at first sight.
What is the strangest fact about you?
That I’ve interviewed music icons like Joan Jett, Marky Ramone and Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Doll…

It’s a Writer Thing -- Turbo-Charge the Power of the Environment

Turbo-charge the power of the environment for you and your writing with stimulus generalizability
This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss. 



Happy Fall!
Welcome back to my blog series on writing called, It’s a Writer Thing. Last time, I began a discussion about the concept of stimulus control, a powerful psychological principal we writers can harness to increase our drive to write. By creating a writing situation that we stick to—same day, same time, same place, same old robe that is really falling apart but we can’t live without—we can ingrain a writing habit and amp our productivity.
But, remember last time I talked about how there is a debate out there on whether writers should hit their manuscripts every single day? Some say yes, others say it should be up to the individual author to decide what works for them. According to psychology both of these camps have it right. Life is just full of confusing shit like that. 
So, though stimulus control is an excellent concept and will definitely…

Q & A with Author Glynis Astie

Hi, Glynis! Thanks for joining me. Let's get started. What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Well, Amber, I’m going to start this interview off with a bang. I have no idea what my ambitions are. Fabulous, right? Never in a million years did I think I would become an author. Yet somehow, four years have passed, I have released four books, and I’m still not sure where I see myself in the future. I love writing. I love bringing characters to life and making them say funny things. I get a total high over finding the perfect words to express a character’s feelings. And when I finally figure out how to bring my story to a magnificent close? That smile lasts for weeks!
So while I don’t have any grand aspirations, I do plan to write as long as it continues to make me (and hopefully a few readers out there) happy. What more can I ask for? 
What would your career look like in an ideal world?
No matter what I do, ideally it would be in a part-time capacity. My two boys are my first pri…