About Sai Marie Johnson:
Sai Marie is an author, creative writer, and concept creator. She resides in the Great Pacific Northwest where she enjoys the flora, fauna, action and adventure that bred the Pioneer Spirit. With a heart for advocacy, animals, the environment, and great imagination she is sure to capture your attention with something for everyone.
What inspires you to write?
Many things inspire me to write, but mostly, it's the place I was conceived, born and half-way raised up (I moved to the South at age 11.) Lots of things inspire me, the news, events around me and ideas that spring up from my surroundings. I'm a Native Oregonian and there's a fact everyone knows about our majestic state, it's deeply inspiring. I would recommend all people with elaborate imaginations visit my home state to truly experience what inspires me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a little bit of everything. Some stories (I ghostwrite also) are written based on an outline, others are simply by the pants. It entirely depends on the story. One of my best rated novels was written pantser style while another took me nearly ten years to finish. It just depends. For my clients and stories I have deadlines on though, I typically work off an outline.
How do you develop your characters?
Some characters are just themselves. What I mean by this is that they present to you their story, their desires, their personality. Everything about them is already as it should be and their story just takes you by possession and you write it out. This happened with one particular heroine of mine, Ivanka "Ivy" Jessup. Ivy's story was like a movie in my head, each line of dialogue murmured by the characters speaking. Each detail was described as I "saw" it in my head and yes, Ivy did sort of speak to me, but not directly. It was more like being a silent witness to her tale. But not every story works this way. Like people, they're all different.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, Ashley Jade, Iris Sweetwater, Alta Hensley, Dean Koontz, Loki Renard, Scott Hildreth, I could go on and on, Stephen King, Malinda Lo.
What genres do you write?: Romance, Suspense, Paranormal, Contemporary, and a little of the in-between. All things with a twist of romance.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Audiobook
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