23 Review Street:
Q&A with Elle Field
Hi Elle, Thank you so much for being on 23 Review Street, I am very excited to have you here! So without further ado, let’s get down to the questions!
You have written three great books, are you working on anything new at the moment that you can share with us?
I'm working on two books at the moment - I'm editing B-Side, which is a novella in the Arielle Lockley series, and writing Found, the last book in that series. I realised after writing Lost that one of the characters in it plays a key part in how Arielle's story will unfold in Found. Because the series is told from the first-person perspective of Arielle, a novella from the point-of-view of another character fills in the gaps we would have never learnt from Arielle... I'm really excited to share this character's version of events!
B-Side will be out in May 2016; Found will follow in summer 2016.
Where does your writing inspiration come from?
Life and people can be great for writing inspiration but I always add a heavy fictional twist if I do happen to be inspired by real life events.
I can tell you that Arielle - the heroine of Kept, Lost and Found - has a few of my own traits. It’s probably inevitable as an author that a few of your own experiences and quirks might make their way into bits of your books!
What is a typical writing day for you?
I tend to write for between two and five hours in the afternoons as I'm not a morning person. I don't usually set a word target - sometimes I write fifty words, other days I can write five thousand - but when I get close to finishing a book, my productivity is always heightened.
Often I will sit and write for hours, though other times I'll need to spend some time doing research as I want my books to be authentic as possible - thank goodness for Google! When I'm in editing mode I usually spend all day doing that - I find editing a lot more enjoyable than writing the first draft.
With your blog, what type of things do you blog about? Is it just about books or is it a variety of things?
I use my blog as a diary of the things I've seen, eaten, read and experienced. One week I might be sharing recipes and reviews of beauty products I have tried, the next week I could be telling my readers about the latest tourist excursion I've done in London or my summer holiday. I love looking back at old posts and taking a trip down memory lane!
If you could sum up your writing style in three words what would they be?
Fun. Charming. Gutsy.
Thank you so much for joining us at 23 Review Street.
Elle Field lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She's a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble and tea. Oh, and reading, of course!
Lost, the second book in the Arielle Lockley series, is out now. The final book in the series, Found, will be out in May 2016, and will be available to pre-order soon. Buy the series here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B011M9BTQQ
Follow Elle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ellefie
Read her blog: http://www.ellefield.co.uk