Do you have a specific writing style?
Yes, I am a persuasive, conversational storyteller. I don’t think that’s a formal category of writing, but that’s how I’d describe my style. Readers consistently give feedback saying my writing style is very easy to read, saying, “it’s like you’re in the room talking to me.”
What books have most impacted your life?
As a new author, I am exploring the writing of a number of authors. Some for their eloquent descriptive style of painting pictures with their words, others for the way they construct their stories or build character personalities. I have not written a fictional work but find that fiction writers offer lots of learning opportunities for improving my craft.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing or coming up with a concept for writing?
The discipline of writing is challenging, both physically and mentally. I’m a very active person. I work out five days a week, dance every chance I get and love hanging out with my family and friends, so sitting at my computer for hours at a time was difficult at first. Sitting also caused back pain until I played around with my chair adjustments and purchased a footstool.
Writing mentally challenged me in several ways. First, I had to teach myself how to sit quietly when the words didn’t come. Sometimes you write for what seems like hours, but when you read it, it’s just garbage. What do you do? You toss it and start over.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you have a story to tell, get it on paper. Hire a professional team that includes a writing coach, editor and graphic artist to help you.