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Author Interview - Sofi Laporte

How did you become a writer? I've been writing stories and poems since primary school. Some of my teachers actively encouraged me, which motivated me to write even more.

What inspires you to write? Walks in nature, music (opera inspired Miss Ava's Scandalous Secret), and the desire to make my readers smile, maybe even laugh and daydream...and help them forget reality for a while.

How do you develop your plot and characters? I am a pantser who writes character-driven stories. I allow the characters to develop on their own and the plot grows from there.

Could you share some of your challenges as a writer? Writer's block is real and scary, as is overcoming the fear of stepping out of your comfort zone.

Tell me about your protagonist. What's her favourite quality and/or weakness? Lady Ludmilla is a sassy spinster who goes after what she wants. My favourite trait is her cheeky sense of humour.

How does your antagonist create conflict? The antagonist in my story is internal: the fear of not being good enough for love, which holds my heroine back.

What are your current/future projects? I am about to start book 3 in my Merry Spinster, Charming Rogue series, a light-hearted Regency romance.

Do you have a routine you follow when writing? I like to write in the morning after some yoga/exercise/morning walk and a cup of good, strong tea or coffee.

If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be? I would tell myself to believe in myself more and that I can absolutely achieve my dream of becoming a full-time writer!

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? Never give up on your dreams, ignore what everyone says, believe in yourself and write what your heart burns to write. Just write. (And read. But mostly write).

* What is your preferred method for readers to get in touch with you? You can contact me through my website or sign up for my newsletter where I share more about myself. and like to chat with my readers.


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