An Interview with a Writer #2
Having learnt wonderful tips, exploring the experiences of and having the joy of interacting with another write, WL Rains, this week I’ve now had the pleasure of asking a few questions to Sara Flower, another writer, whose blog you can see here. Her blog has set off for all the right reasons – great advice, perfect interaction, interesting perceptions on writing and an inviting tone to all her posts.
Hey Sara, thank you so much for agreeing for this interview! So let’s begin. What has been your biggest struggle as a writer? And how have you overcome it?
SF: Firstly, thank you very much for having me on your blog! My biggest struggle would have to be finding the perfect ending to a story. That may sound funny, but sometimes it can be difficult to decide on the fate of one’s characters for the good of the story.
What or who is your biggest inspiration to write?
SF: The main reason I write is to make people think more about why they are really alive, while giving them something exciting or intriguing to read. Teens in particular inspire a lot of my stories.
What is your favourite book? What do you love most about it?
SF: To this day, my favourite book is When Heaven Weeps by Ted Dekker. It is an amazing thriller with an underlying premise of agape (True, unselfish, Godly) love. The setting is just so unique – Serbian Jan Jovich moves to America shortly after a brutal experience during World War 2 and meets a half-starved hippie named Helen twenty years later. The story is just so heart-wrenching yet adrenaline-laced that I don’t think anything could surpass it. 🙂
What’s the name of your current story? How would you sum it up in one sentence?
SF: By the Sword is the title of my book, which is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 🙂 One sentence summary: Talya has to decide between killing one of her worst enemies or looking beyond his monstrous actions to understand who she is really fighting against.
What is your main character’s name?
Pretend you are your main character, and finish the following sentences:
a) Life is…
SF: meant to be cut short if you are part of the Malinorian Empire.
b) If I had any superpower at all, I’d have…because…
SF: Immortality. Because I would see to it that no more innocent people were slain by evil men. And I would put an end to all evil civilizations.
c) With one million pounds, I would…
SF: buy a really nice sword and have the military fashion better armour and weapons for my fellow soldiers.
And finally, who is more to be pitied: a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
SF: Oh, it would be awful to be bound and gagged, but once the writer escaped by some creative means, they would still be able to write after the ordeal. It would be much worse to have nothing more to say.
Thank you, once again. It’s been great having you.