1.) What inspired you to start writing?
When I was a little girl, I was all knees and elbows. So I learned to escape into books. Amelia Bedelia and Judy Blume held my attention for a while but soon I learned to appreciate a whole world of exciting books in the non-juvenile sections. I started reading Science Fiction by Timothy Zahn and Fantasy by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Horror by Stephen King. Before long, I was freewriting about the characters in other peoples' stories like Lady Guinevere and King Arthur or Luke Skywalker or the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
And finally, that awkward bookworm girl grew into her mind and body and started making up her own characters for a change.
2.) Have you had any writing mentors? If so, who and do you stay in touch with them?
I had a creative writing teacher at the University of Utah who sadly has passed away. She told me: "What matters in a story is how it ends. Never mind how it begins! Tell me how it ends!"
3.) What does your writing process look like?
I generally start by writing some dialogue near the end of the story. I love shaping the way that characters speak more than anything. Then I flesh out the scenarios from there, building forward and backward until I know how the chapter ends and finally how it begins.
4.) Do you have any favorite literary journals or resources?
Not really. I love to read dirty Kindle books.
5.) What is your most recent release? Can you tell us a little bit about it?
My first novel, The Sitter's Baby Vol 1 is free on BeckyEmbers.com and I am publishing the sequel to it, one chapter at a time. It's the story of a kind of May-November romance between a girl named April and the father of two boys that she babysits. It is hard-placed in the erotica genre but I consider erotica to be a subgenre of Romance.
6.) How long does it take you to write and release a new chapter?
Anywhere from a day to a week, generally.
7.) How did you establish your own unique style of writing?
By writing dialogue with as onomatopoeia as possible. I believe that words have more than meanings - they have a rhythm.
8.) Do you ever experience writer's block? How do you deal with it?
Yes. I publish stories that I think suck and ask people to give me their feedback
9.) What is the best advice you can give a new writer?
Build your own website.
10.) Where can we learn more about you and read your work?
BeckyEmbers.com! Follow me on Twitter @BeckyEmbers