“Just Write” With Megan O’Russell

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About Megan O’Russell

As a professional performer, I’ve traveled all over the country, hopping from stage to stage. My love of storytelling led me to expand from acting into writing.
After going through the trauma of my publishers closing down, I began my indie author journey by publishing nineteen books in nineteen months.
I’m now up to twenty-one books across seven series. I also have eight audiobooks available with four more currently under contract.
As an author, my favorite thing is creating worlds that allow my readers to escape into adventure, and as an indie author, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to create the stories I know my readers want to dive into.

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How And When Did You Get Started Writing?

I started writing backstage during a production of King Lear when I was in high school. My theatre career took me away from writing for a while. Eventually, when I was stuck in an acting contract that made me miserable, I needed an artistic outlet and went back to writing. I completed my first book that year and had a publishing contract twelve months after that.

What Does Literary Success Look Like To You?

Being able to sustain a brand my readers love in a niche I enjoy writing in while being able to support myself financially.

What Actionable Tips And Tricks Do You Have For New Writers That They Can Apply Now On Their Journey As Budding Writers?

Just write. You cannot edit a blank page. Any mistakes can be fixed in edits, but you have to have words to edit.
If you’re stuck with writer’s block, go on a hike. You’ll start coming up with great ideas once you’re trying to distract yourself from the pain in your legs.

What Are Common Traps For Aspiring Writers?

Either thinking too much or too little of their writing. Giving in to either extreme can be horrible for a writer’s career. Find people you trust, and be willing to accept feedback from multiple people. None of whom are allowed to be your mother.

If You Could Tell Your Younger Writing Self Anything, What Would It Be?

All the setbacks that feel catastrophic are really lessons you need to succeed.

What Are Your Favorite Books? Fiction And/ Or Non-Fiction?

Six of Crows, The Alchemist, anything Madeline L’Engle

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