Part 2 of Interview with author, Sherryl Woods

Part 2 of my time with Sherryl Woods.  COMING SOON!!  August, 2014  Swan Point, A Sweet Magnolia Novel

Q. What makes a writer great?

A. For me what makes any writer great is the ability to tell a story that resonates with readers and touches them in some way. A book that can make a reader laugh or cry or even close the book with a deep sigh of satisfaction is the absolute best. I always aim for that. If I hit the mark even sometimes, it’s a wonderful feeling.

Q. and the all important: What does the process of going from “no book” to “finished book” look like? 

View out my window of the Bay and Miami
View out my window of the Bay and Miami

A. Once I know which series a book will be in and which character will “star”, I always start out mulling for a few days, jotting down a few notes about key plot points, motivations, conflicts and so on. I am mostly a right-brain writer, so I don’t make a list of details about character descriptions or history. Once I understand the basics of the story I want to tell, I start writing scenes for a synopsis.
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Interview with best selling author, Sherryl Woods

   I think I have read every book Sherryl has written….  Author, Sherryl Woods           spanning two or three decades.  It is such a pleasure to have this opportunity to interview her; hearing about her rituals, her work space and what keeps her writing over the years.

Q. Where do you write? Do you have a special room, shed, barn, special space for your writing?

A. I have two spaces for writing, since I split my life between two states. In Florida, I have an official office in a condo separate from the one in which I live. I actually walk to work…across a parking garage, which isn’t exactly scenic, but gets me there under the “shortest distance” theory. My view includes a tiny glimpse of the ocean, a slightly better view of Biscayne Bay and a snippet of the Miami skyline. That said, I rarely look up from my computer long enough to see any of it!
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