Megan Mayfair is the next Crooked Cat Books author to be featured in this 6Ws series. An Australian author, her genre is women’s fiction. Her debut novel, The Things We Leave Unsaid, is set for an Aug. 22 release.
I love her answer on why she writes: “For relaxation, escape and pure enjoyment.”
Here are Megan’s responses to my 6Ws — who, what, when, where, how, and why. (How does end with a W.)
Who is author Megan Mayfair?
Megan is an Australian writer, based in Melbourne. She has a background in public relations and working in the higher education sector. She’s married with three young children and loves a good cup of coffee, collects scarves and follows Aussie Rules football.
What does she write?
Megan writes women’s fiction with a strong dash of romance and a spoonful of family intrigue. Her books are set around Melbourne and regional Victoria, including local wine regions.
When does she write?
With three young children and other work commitments, it’s about fitting in writing wherever she can. Sometimes during the day if the kids are at school or preschool, other times in the evenings.
How does she write?
Megan starts with a general plot idea – usually, a what if? She then starts to write a couple of chapters without a clear plan to see if the idea is coming to life. Once it is, she stops and starts a general plan to help guide the chapters but apart from that, the rest is very loosely planned and more of a ‘see where this leads’ process. She writes out of order at times and edits as she goes so first draft is really a draft of sections that have been edited and rearranged hundreds of times! Effectively, she breaks most of the ‘rules’ on how to write a book.
Where does she write?
Megan has a favourite café walking distance to her home where the baristas make fantastic coffee and play the best music. She’s never asked for the WiFi to ensure she focuses on writing! It’s a fantastic place to write but when they’re not open or she’s drunk three cups of coffee, it’s time to bunker down in her study or on the couch with her laptop.
Why does she write?
For relaxation, escape and pure enjoyment.
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The Things We Leave Unsaid is Megan’s debut novel and focuses on the impact of what we don’t say to those we love. It will be released by Crooked Cat Books on Aug. 22 in paperback and ebook via Amazon. Here’s the link: https://mybook.to/leaveunsaid
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