Allyson M. Deese, author of Discovering the Joy Within, HisLove.com, and Write the Vision, as well as several short stories, was born a love for reading. By the time she was in middle school, she was writing poetry, by her early twenties, she was writing her debut novel in another genre under a pseudonym. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She spends her days writing to uplift, educate and entertain everyone. She offers editorial services for select clients when not busy in ministry.
What inspired you to start writing?
I've always loved reading, but I was inspired to start writing professionally. I wanted to see more characters that looked like me shown in a positive light. At the time, there weren't many full/fuller-figured characters seen as attractive or sexy. I wanted to be the one to change that.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
Normally the idea for the plot comes to me, and then I develop the characters to fit how I believe the story will go.
Describe a typical writing day.
For me, a typical writing day includes a playlist of songs that inspire the vibe of the story, snacks, and a day of as little outside noise or distractions as possible, for as long as possible.
How long does it take you to write a book?
Some books have only taken months, and some have taken years. It just depends on whether I'm writing fiction or non-fiction, or which characters are currently "speaking" to my spirit.
What are working on now, and when can readers expect it?
I currently have a few ideas on the "potter's wheel", but the project I'm most excited about is a series about women who do whatever it takes to be THE queen of the music industry. I hope to have it released by Spring 2023.
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