Paige Lavoie is a YA Author from Orlando FL. She loves to write stories about strong female friendships, characters finding themselves, and falling in love!
Paige Lavoie is a vintage-loving YA Author from Orlando FL. She writes Coming of Age stories about geek girls, outsiders, and monsters! Paige loves telling stories about characters who find strength in themselves and create long-lasting friendships along the way. When she’s not writing, Paige makes motivational pep talk videos for local writing community Writer’s Atelier, streams creating-writing and video games on her twitch channel. And can often be spotted strolling arm an arm with her husband, hunting for antiques to furnish their 1950s home. She blogs about daily life, inspiration, and writing on http://www.paigelavoie.com and her books can be found on https://amzn.to/2qUDAmc
Photo by Paige Mercer
What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Give yourself time and permission to experiment and figure out what works for you. There are dozens of ways to sit down and start writing your novel, what works for one writer might not work with the next. Have patience, have fun, let yourself play, be creative and get to know your characters. Sometimes It’s fun to start with just a blank page, and other times in depth planning helps a story come to life.
How do you deal with writers block?
It all really depends. Sometimes I’ll skip to a scene I’m really excited about, other times I know I need to take a break.
That could be getting outside, watching an episode of a show, making my characters on the sims, or baking some cookies. A lot of time it really helps to talk to writer friends about what I feel like isn’t working with the story. It’s good to have a group chat with friends you know you can count on to listen and help brainstorm. Sometimes all it takes is taking through what you’re stuck on to figure a way out.
When are you going to write more Confidence? I miss Barbara!
I miss Barbara too! Truth be told, I have three different finished drafts of different versions of what a sequel could be.
In one of them Cinnamonbunz gets internet famous
In another Barb gets a summer job at a Froyo place
And in another they fly to London to meet Cassie’s Mom.
None of them have felt quite right. But never say never!
What advice would you offer to an aspiring author?
Give yourself time and permission to experiment and figure out what works for you. There are dozens of ways to sit down and start writing your novel, what works for one writer might not work with the next. Have patience, have fun, let yourself play, be creative and get to know your characters.
Are you working on any other projects currently?
Always! Everything from teenage mall-goths, to roadtrips in space! I’m always jotting down new ideas. (And I can’t wait to share them with you!)