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Inside The Author’s Head: Charlotte Strong

Q1. What is your favorite word?

I’ve always been a fan of the word ‘Doom’. I like the sinister, melodramatic ‘ooooo’. I also quite like ‘gloom’ and ‘loom’, but not so much ‘broom’.

Q2. What is your least favorite word?

Octogenarian’. I recently stumbled across it in a friend’s writing and, without knowing what it meant, assumed it was something medical. Perhaps a veterinarian, specialising in octopuses and spiders? The actual meaning is much less interesting.

Q3. How has social media helped your career?

By allowing me to make contact with and follow discussions from other writers (at various stages of their careers), as well as publishers, agents, editors and other fans of the genre. It’s been great to stay in touch with people I’ve met at conventions, and get to know people I might meet in the future.

Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career? 

Procrastination, at your finger tips!

Q5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I’ve always fancied designing and building theatre sets. I abandoned art after A level though, and went down the English route instead.

Q6. What profession would you not like to do?

Secondary school teaching.

Q7. What is your favorite curse word? 

I like strings of curses better than individual words. Quite a fan of ‘corpse-rutting son of a dockside whore’.

Q8. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

You’re late (no pun intended

Thanks Charlotte! Tell learn more of this author’s work check out her website here.

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