This week’s guest post is an author interview with the lovely Zorha Edwards. Enjoy! 🙂
Q01 – When did you decide you wanted to become a writer?
I’ve been a storyteller from the time I could talk. Not soon after I started to write, I put my stories on paper.
Now that my family are all grown up and I have the time to devote to my writing, I am in a place of wonder!
Q02 – Are there any authors who inspire you?
There are so many, we’d be here for a couple of days, so I’ll give you a couple. Lord Byron, Maya Angelo, C.S. Lewis, Marion Zimmer-Bradley and Anne Rice. Amazing authors that were far ahead of their time.
Q03 – What is your dream goal for your writing?
To leave my voice here to carry on after I move to my next plane of existence. To help others understand they are not alone and entertain people for a time.
Q04 – What is the title (or working title) of your current manuscript and can you tell us a little bit about it?
I work on more than one book at a time, the stories come to me in bits and pieces. But I am finishing up Daddy’s Girl that is a thriller/horror book.
It’s about a born sociopath that is adopted by another sociopath. So far it’s getting good noise!
Q05 – How long have you been working on this manuscript?
A while, like I said, I write as the story comes. I am an Indie Author, so I can take my time.
Q06 – Do you plan your stories or just leap into the writing?
I just write the stories, that is how I flow the best! Sometimes I will take a few notes so I don’t forget something I would like to drop into a story, but that is about it.
Q07 – Do you have a writing routine?
Yes, I do, I sit at the keyboard, put my fingers on the keys and push them down and make words…lol, okay, not really, I let the story talk to me, that’s how I flow.
Q08 – What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
Editing, but like everything, it gets done!
Q09 – What are your thoughts on Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing?
Being an Indie author it is my rules, my words, my way. Yes, I am a control freak, and want control over my vision.
Q10 – What is the single best piece of advice you could give to new writers?
Keep writing, no matter what! Keep learning your trade like you would any other! It takes time but is worth it!
Never let people tell you that you’re not good enough or that your stories are not good enough! IT’S YOUR VOICE!
Q11 – Are there any authors you would love to meet in person?
Tons, so I won’t say any names, and I will one day!
Q12 – Tells us why you love writing
I started out with my poetry books, that is truly my first love! That has helped me through a lot of dark times, given me a voice and allowed me to find my way again.
Stories are a way of entertaining, and yes, I love to do that. All together this has helped me to redefine who I am and continue my journey and growth in both body and mind.
Hello Ladies and Gentle Sirs, I am Zorha Redwolf Edwards, Poetess and storyteller. I have been writing all my life.
With my 6 children, I went back to college to complete my formal education. I found out that writing was a passion I could not ignore any longer… Thus began my career as a freelance journalist.
I wrote for the different Universities on scholarly subjects, but I really wanted to be my own boss and have my own book, so I decided I was going to be an Independent Author and publish my own books! it’s now, my way with my words.
Not only do I enjoy writing, I also do all my graphics, as well as support a number of other authors, giving back the support I have received during this journey.
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A big thanks to Zorha for being today’s guest poster. I hope you all enjoyed her interview and do please check out her links.
If you have any questions or comments for Zorha, leave them in the section below 🙂
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