Author Interview – Sherrie Cronin

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Do you have any advice for writers? Best advice I got, and I don’t know who to attribute it to, is to write what you like to read. If you enjoy your own writing, then some other people will enjoy it too.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? This is another case where I got very good advice from someone else.  I was told that if you are having trouble moving forward with a plot, it probably is because you are trying to take the story in a direction you really don’t want to go. Stop. Forget your outline and what you think your book should say and let yourself write what sounds like fun, or sounds more interesting or creepy or whatever it is you’re not letting yourself be. So far, that has worked for me every time.

What do you do to unwind and relax? I love to travel but to be honest travel is seldom relaxing.  Sitting on my front porch with a glass of wine is relaxing. I do garden, yoga, watch more crime procedurals on TV than I should, and I play a lot of online word games.

What bugs you the most?  I’m terribly intolerant of intolerance. I firmly believe that the best and worst human qualities are well distributed among every age group, both genders, every race, culture and religion, every sexual preference, every style and every income level. To me, one of the missions of a writer is to take a reader outside of their own day to day world and into that of another, and to thereby increase our understanding and appreciation of each other. (Yes, even our appreciation of intolerant people.)

What motivates you the most?  I confess to being an idealist.  In the end, I want my books to add to the sum total of hope in this world, to add to the joy, to add to the love. That sounds pretty syrupy, I know. But if I accomplish this even a little bit, I’m going to be very happy that I picked up my laptop and started writing.

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Genre – Speculative Fiction

Rating – PG13 (occasional crude language & main character is gay)

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Website http://ytothepowerof1.org/

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