Thursday, April 07, 2016

Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

Colleen Nye hopes her readers enjoy her worlds and characters

Colleen Nye started writing as a child and settled on fiction writing

Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

Colleen Nye started writing as a child and has ventured in content writing, press releases, poetry and more. Having settled on fiction writing, she is now a published novelist with several books out in various genres. With much more coming, she hopes that you enjoy her worlds and her characters.

Your name?
Colleen Nye

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood
Sitting in my attic playroom on one of the houses we lived in, listening to records and reading books.

What career did you plan during your education days?
I have always wanted to be a writer, but I was leaning towards being a journalist. I would still LOVE to find my way into having my own column. I also wanted to be an archeologist.

What is your biggest source of inspiration in life?
Everything and everyone. I see stories and scenes all around me. However, dreams are a huge influence.

What hurts you most in this world?
I'm different - weird. People see it pretty quickly in me. And while I don't mind it, it truly has had a serious effect on my relations with people Most people want normal. Many say I'm intimidating with how independent and "strong" I am. And while I've embraced it, it can be frustrating sometimes. However, I felt hat it's helped me in my writing.

Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

What is the biggest challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?
Time and money. Finding time and money to do everything I want to do. How did I overcome it? I'm still working on that.

What is your favorite genre and why?
To read? Personally, I love dystopian suspense. 

When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?
I started writing as a kid. Poems, short stories, articles. I went into content writing, press releases and more. I shifted into fiction in 2009 and have stuck with it. I have always had a vast imagination, and I enjoy letting others read my stories.

Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?
I have a few books out. You can go to my website, to see each fo them.

What are your forthcoming writings?
My upcoming novel, The Long Summer, will release this Spring. It is a coming of age drama. I'm releasing several anthologies that I have parts in through the year. And later this year, I'm releasing book one of my upcoming sci-fi trilogy.
Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

What genres you write in and why?
I write in several genres - romantic comedy, crime drama, sci-fi, dystopian...

What keeps you motivating towards writing?
I have all fo these worlds and characters floating around in my head, and I want to get them down on the page.

If Writing a Book is taken as a project, What are the key essentials you take care of in Project Management?
Details are huge. I make note of details like the names, appearance of characters, cities and places mentioned, relationships, etc. I also take a lot of notes of major happenings along with things I want to cover or go back and embellish on.

How do you plan, schedule and monitor your writing commitments?
I am not a planner - or plotter as we're dubbed in our field. I am what we refer to as a panster. I write, take notes as I go and see it like a movie in my mind.

Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

What are your future plans?
Write, write, write.

What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why?
I prefer to hold a physical book in my hands. I guess I'm a traditionalist like that. I just like the feel of it.

How much real life goes into fiction writing?
I think there's always a little bit of real life that goes into fiction writing. Whether it be a place the author is familiar with, a person they have a crush on or themselves or even a situation they have gone through or want to. All of those things are food for the imagination to take and run with. They make for a great platform to start on and make it into something great.

Is a high level of imagination important to have for an Author?
Yes. Especially fiction. It is vital.

Your dream destination on Earth?
The UK. I will actually be a guest presenter and signer at ChapterCon in London summer 2017, and I get so excited every time I think about it. I've always dreamed of going there and Ireland. So, while I'm in London, I intend on extending my stay a bit and traveling a bit around England and hoping over to Ireland as well if at all possible.

Your origin of birth and other countries you have visited/ stayed. What best things you liked in these countries around the globe?
I am an American. I've been to Canada a number of times. They're pretty cool over there :) But what do I love about Americans? I get very frustrated and do not feel like I fit in, but I admire the US passion and eagerness to advance and do. We are so busy and, as a whole, behave like teenagers without parental supervision. And while, overall, that's annoying, if we handle ourselves right, we will grow up into a pretty epic nation one day. However, if we don't do it right, we will fall. So time will tell.

Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

Favorite time of the day?
For me personally? 3am. It's quiet, and most of the area are asleep. The night is beautiful and I get a lot of me time accomplished. However, for my writing, I love first thing in the morning. I guess all parts of the day are beautiful in their own way, and I get the most writing done when I first wake up.

Your zodiac/ sun sign?
LOL, I am an Aries. 

Your favorite color and why?
Rich, royal blue. Why? I don't know. It's gorgeous and regal.

What is the last book you finished reading? What is the current book you 
are reading?
I just finished The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. I'm currently reading Poldark by Winston Graham.

Your favorite book and why?
Greag Bear's Blood Music. It's a sci-fi (no vampires included lol), and it changed my outlook on the world when I was a teenager. You have to read it to see why.

Your favorite movie and why?
Labyrinth - David Bowie was a genius, yes, but I love the characters, the interesting world that was developed, the hard work of the cast and crew and the impossible love story. It truly provides a realistic representation of how often someone will do something for someone because they love them, and that person won't appreciate it and the strife and hurdles that ensue because of it, inevitably ending in longing and broken hearts.

Your favorite celebrity and why?
Aidan Turner. He has a presence I've not seen often. He has a range that's rare. And he seems to have a passion for his craft that I admire. What I wouldn't give to have him play one of my characters in screen or just to sit and pick his brain one day.

What comes to your mind when you think of India?
Beauty and passionate people that are very different from the typical American. A nation where it's people yearn for advancement and knowledge, yet they grip tightly to tradition and familiarity.

Colleen Nye Do It With The Fierceness Only You Can Understand

Some quickies:
Sun or Moon - Both? ok, the moon
Laughter or Smile - both again? lol - hmmm... smile
Morning or Evening - Morning
Coffee or Tea - tea
Mountain or Sea - sea
Long Drive or Short Drive - long drive
Silence or Conversation - again, both - but conversation
Water or Fire - fire
Air or Earth - earth
Mars or Jupiter - Jupiter
Tulip or Rose - Rose
Red or Blue - blue
Left or Right - either
Glance or Stare - stare
Fame or Money - neither AND both
Boy or Girl - either
Day or Night - either, but night
Tree or Plant - tree
Love or Passion - Both. You can't be in love with someone without both. You can love someone without passion. You can be passionate about someone without love. But you can't be IN love without passion.

What three words come to your mind for each –
Technology - virtual, downfall, spoiled
Life - love, beauty, travel
Humanity - sadness, struggle, life
Terrorism - confusion, disagreement, anger
Racism - outdated, lingering, pathetic
Childhood Abuse - scared, fear, anger
Love - hard, lost, goal
Parenting - difficult, rewarding, laughs
Old age - award, goal, tough

If one fine morning you wake up and find your sex changed to the opposite, what will be your first reaction?
My first? "What the heck?!" Then?" Ok... well, I'd better figure out how this happened."

The last line of your autobiography would be…
"Through all of the ups and down, all of the craziness and chaos, she lived a full and amazing life; she lived life as she wanted."

The title of your autobiography would be…
Hmmm, that's a good question. Maybe "The Misadventures of Colleen Nye"

Links & other relevant details:

Amazon Author Page

Publisher: Blue Deco Publishing

Twitter handle: @Colleen_Nye

Facebook page

Goodreads author page


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