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C.J. Archer is the author of Young Adult, Historical, and Paranormal fiction. She is an amazing author, and her books are so addictive. If you haven't read one of her books yet, then you definitely need to make one your next read!
When did you start writing?
About 20-odd years ago. I wrote short stories for magazines to begin with, but when I wrote my first novel, I knew I wanted to continue with the longer form. I've been honing my story telling skills since then, and focusing on a genre I love (historical fantasy) helped me improve my writing.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I'm a bit of both. I begin by knowing the start, sometimes the end, and some key points in between. As I write, I flesh out more of the plot too, so that I always know what comes next. It's like crossing a path of stepping stones that are hidden just beneath a stream's surface. I can see one, two or three ahead, as well as the taller ones, but the rest are submerged and don't become visible until I get closer.