I’m glad we have Gwen here today for an interview. I’ve been following her excerpts from a story on her blog and I’m happy we can learn a bit more about her as a writer :-)
Gwen, where are you from and how old are you?
I am from Tennessee. I am in my late 40s, married with 5 children and 2 grandchildren.
Ah, grandchildren. Lovely :-)
When did you begin writing and can you remember how it felt inside, back then?
My first attempt at writing was in the 6th grade. I wrote a Cinderella play. I was going to act it out with my friends at recess. I couldn’t get enough of my friends to participate so the play was never seen.
Was there any certain date or time you remember when you began to either think of yourself as or call yourself a “writer”?
I would like to be known as a writer but that day hasn’t happened yet. I am currently just a woman with a blog that writes creatively.
Well, this may be your day, ’cause I definitely think you’re a writer!
What are your hopes, or dreams, or goals for your writing?
I would like to be published some day. I need a great story to pop in my head.
I think the one you’ve been serializing on your blog is a great story :-)
Have you had any “formal” training in the art of writing?
No I have not had any formal training. I did go to college. I wrote lots of papers on different subjects there.
What do you feel has taught you the most about “how to write”?
At this moment it is trial and error. I write it. I read it. If it sounds good to me. I post it on my blog.
What is your favorite genre of writing?
My favorite genre is Science fiction but I read anything that catches my attention in the first couple of pages.
Where and/or how do you get your ideas for your writing?
I get my ideas from real life. I mix it up with a bunch of added fiction.
What is your normal revision or editing routine?
I use the backspace button a lot. This would be my editing process at the moment.
Another Big :-)
Do you anticipate being published?
I don’t know when or if I will ever be published. Anything could happen.
Tell us about your blog.
I started a blog to see if people would like what I put on the page. I have no plan. I haven’t come up with the perfect story. At the moment, I just write what comes off the top of my head.
Again, Gwen, I must say that what you write is very good and I, personally, hope the story unfolding on your blog becomes “perfect” for you…
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us!!
Folks, I strongly urge you to stop by this modest lady’s blog and drink in the wonderful prose :-)
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