Monday, September 30, 2013

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Barbara McGreger

If you think you know all there is to know about writers and the way they think, think again. See how Barbara has used the difficulties of her past and present, to write the books she writes today.

1. Tell me a about yourself. What got you started in writing?
 
I had a rough childhood and started writing poems to deal with what was going on. It was my "happy place".

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2. How and where do you write? Do you prefer a lap top or do you prefer writing freehand?  I write either in my office or my back porch. I usually use a laptop, I occasionally make notes, etc. freehand before writing the story.
 
3. What's your favorite part about writing? Your least favorite part about writing?

My favorite part is being inspired to write; my least favorite part is trying to find the right words to convey what I'm thinking.

4. How do you come up with your characters? Why would readers want to get to know them?
 
I don't really have characters. I usually am inspired to write "life lessons" from everyday things/animals, etc. I want the reader to understand that God can be seen active in our everyday surroundings!

5. What types of marketing do you do to promote your writing?
 
All Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. I'm a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries as well as an independent speaker and bring books to sell when I speak.

6. How do you schedule your writing time? When do you write?
 
My writing/devotional time is first thing every morning. I spend time studying the Bible, praying and from that come the stories. I also write through the day off and on as I can, as often as possible. It's my "passion".

7. What are you currently working on? Do you have a new book out?
 
 
I have just finished a Memoir entitled, "But Grace Prevailed" about the birth of my (special needs) son and our journey from birth until now. Hopefully it will be out by October 15.

8. Do you have a project on the back burner? Tell me about it.
 
Yes I do. I'm attempting to write a truth-based fiction novel based on my tumultuous childhood.

9. What would you tell a beginning writer who wants to publish but doesn't believe he/she has enough talent?
 
I would tell them to study all kinds of writing styles and to find their "sweet spot". I would encourage them to be true to themselves and not give up. We all have our different styles and to not try to be like everyone else! Don't give up! Self-publishing is easier and more affordable than ever. Explore all options!

To contact Barbara: 

 
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Blog: lastmilehome11.wordpress.com
Eleos Press: www.eleospress.com/books-by-barbara-mcgreger
Christian Women speakers: womenspeakers.com search for Barbara McGreger



 




 

 

 

 
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