What do you write?
Just about everything... I adore words, puns, anything
to do with language. The book I have coming out is a short story collection
written for troubled teens and parents addressing issues of things they deal
with today. My website is filled with links to organizations that offer help and
also articles, statistics... whatever I thought might be useful.
How do you write?
I was reading an interview by another writer and in it
he stated that he writes from an outline like we used to have to make in high
school. People write from an outline or plan? I can't even imagine how hard that
must be. The only way I've ever been able to write is for the first paragraph
and first scene... words will just start popping into my head and I have to
write them down. I just take it and run...with no plan anything can happen and
it feels so free I get addicted until I’m done.
Isn't that harder to do?
No. not for me. It does have its drawbacks. One time I was reading to the
kids in my living room and one says, "What happened to such and such?" Oh hell I
left that character stranded in the middle of the book! lol Forgot all about
Another time after my cancer surgery they put me on opiates. I had this
awesome idea for the sequel for my masterpiece. Remember though I was on
percoset for pain. So 2 weeks later when the Rx was over I reread... about 30
pages and it said over and over "and then it was." lol
I hadn't written the great thing I thought and neither could I remember what
I was going to write! Lol
What inspires you to write?
The first inspiration I ever remember is my Pappaw when I was little reading
to me and using different character voices. That used to thrill me to no end. I
loved his Winnie the Pooh voices!
Now I write what's real mostly. I get inspired simply by wanting to help and
putting myself in, “Wow! What are they going through and how does it affect
When I really need to FEEL inspiration, I use prayer or I simply look at my
loved ones and at how blessed I am. Once I do that I want everyone to become as
blessed as I am and so I write. I write about mindsets and obstacles. To me
those things are fantasy, the reality is this, “Do not become your situation;
Overcome your situation.”
Not a bad mantra, any others you use a lot?
Life is not about waiting out the storm; life is about dancing in the
Even at its worst: Life is good!
That's about it!
Sounds good. So where do I buy this book of yours?
Snapshots from Home will be available where you buy eBooks most likely
Amazon. Release date to be disclosed soon.
The soft cover is not close to ready yet but I will blog about it when it is!
Let's have that blog info
My blog can be read from the website www.streetlighthalo.com OR
However if you write to me at streetlighthalo0711@gmail I can
email them straight to you if you like. It's no trouble; it's just harder to
keep track of the numbers is all.
Thanks for your time!
Thanks for listening!