Every writer has their own process. I love hearing how our favorite writers got started and how they developed their processes.

Recently, I found two interviews by two legendary writers that I wish to share with you. The first is with J. A. Jance, a New York Times best-selling author of not one, but three series of novels centering on retired Seattle Police Department Detective J. P. Beaumont, Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady, and former LA news anchor turned mystery solver Ali Reynolds.

She spends part of her year in Seattle and part in Arizona.

The other writer is British author Ruth Rendell (1930-2015), the Baroness Rendell of Babergh. The author of over 60 novels, she is best known for creating the police procedural series about Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford. Her awards include the Silver, Gold, and Cartier Diamond Daggers from the Crime Writers Association and three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America.

Ms Rendell also wrote under her pseudonym Barbara Vine.

You can find Ms Jance’s interview here.

You can find Ms Rendell’s interview here.

I hope that these interviews encourage you to find your own way in your writing journey.