Interview With Author, Jordan Rosenfeld

JOrdan.Watercolor-Headshot TS.  I met this writer on Facebook and was instantly intrigued by her wacky photos and obvious joie de vie.  She writes fiction and also non-fiction on the subject of writing.

Q. Where do you write? Do you have a special room, shed, barn, special space for your writing? Or tell us about your ‘dream’ work space.

JR. I do have a wonderful office in my home that I painted in bright bold colors that reflect me. I write there most often, though I’ll write wherever if need be.

Q. Do you have any special rituals when you sit down to write? (a neat work space, Jordan (Medium)sharpened #2 pencils, legal pad, cup of tea, glass of brandy, favorite pajamas, etc.)

JR. No, for me personally, rituals often detract from just getting down to business. Unless you count eating corn chips by the handful?

Q. Could you tell us something about yourself that we might not already know?

JR. I dropped out of Acting school but made it all the way through beauty school, go figure.

Q. Do you have a set time each day to write or do you write only when you are feeling creative?

JR. I write whenever I have time. Waiting for the muse leads to a lot of waiting for me. Perhaps in the luxurious leisure time of my twenties I “waited” for inspiration, but I had no real distractions other than books at the time so the wait was short.

Q. What’s your best advice to other writers for overcoming procrastination?

41RTW4v2OsL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_JR. Write one sentence. Too much? Write one word. One has a funny way of leading to more and more.

Q. Where/when do you first discover your characters?

JR. All around me, in the world outside of me, and in the internalized voices inside me.

Q. What first inspired you to write your stories?

JR. Most likely 1. Being an only child 2. Dysfunctional family crap. I think you could sum me up as “I feel, therefore I am.” And writing was a great way for me to analyze/process my feelings.

Q. Do you ‘get lost’ in your writing?51c83JxUIpL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

JR. Yes, regularly.

Q.Who or what is your “Muse” at the moment?

JR. Silence is my muse. Time is my muse. Age is my muse. The ridiculously fast passage of time is my muse.

Q. When did you begin to write seriously?

JR. Penned my first “real” stories at age 8. Never stopped.

Q. How long after that were you published?

JR. High school, and then again in college.

Q. What makes a writer great?

JR. Passion, persistence, the ability to observe more than you explain, to trust your reader enough that you don’t need to over complicate your writing.

Jordan.bookcover.writingdeep-682x1024Q. …and the all important: What does the process of going from “no book” to “finished book” look like for you?

JR. A rough glimmer of an idea sketched in a journal, which becomes a book outline. From there, a lot of whining, very little social time, daily writing practice.

Q. How have your life experiences influenced your writing?

JR. How haven’t they? It’s all part of it.

Q. Have you? Or do you want to write in another genre`?

JR. Yes, I really want to write a kick ass fantasy series.Pickles on my back

Q. Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?

JR. Writers write. Everyone is busy and has excuses, and can’t find the time to write, but yet writers do. So can you. As a friend recently said to me: Life is short, regrets are long. Get writing.Jordanandson




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