Live-Through-This-coverGet to know Mindi…

Mindi Rochelle Scott lives near Seattle, Washington with her drummer husband in a house with a non-soundproof basement. Freefall, her first novel, was published in 2010. Her second novel, Live through This, released in 2012 by Simon Pulse. For more info, visit her website.

Let the conversation begin!

What initially drew you to writing? 

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but what made me decide to focus on it was that other people told me that I was good at it and that they liked reading what I had to say. 

Are you an outliner or a seat-of-the-pants writer?

I am most definitely an outliner. My outlines are often 20 or more pages, describing what I am envisioning for the story scene by scene. Things change all the time, of course, but I like to have a sense not only of where I’m going, but also of how I’ll get there. 

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever received?

“Writers write.” I don’t know if that totally qualifies as advice, but it’s something I need to be reminded of every once in a while when I’m feeling uninspired! 

Describe your dream vacation.

My dream vacation is anywhere with my husband in a warm, beachy place. We heart Hawaii!