Stevie O’Connor, science fiction author and recent winner of Waking Writer’s Writing Prompt Contest, sat down to discuss writing and her latest novel.
When and why did you begin writing?
As a young child, I started writing ghost stories, and the teachers would read them out to the class. Then, I won the Edward Burne-Jones Award for Literature when I was fifteen. I always had my head in a book or was dreaming up stories. Writing is an intuitive and instinctive process for me.
What have you written so far?
In A Mirror City, Under the Stones, Carmelita de Rosa.
Do you work to an outline or plot sketch, or do you prefer to let a general idea guide your writing?
In A Mirror City and Carmelita de Rosa were written on the fly. I wanted to let the characters and plots develop themselves, and also…
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