Friday, December 20, 2013

Author Interview – Sonja Hegman @ChiefWordsmith

*What’s your next project?

My next book is called, “Moving at the Speed of Twitter: How Authors Can Build an Online Platform to Sell More Books.” Marketing took over my life after writing “Trials,” so this book gives tips on how to use every social media platform imaginable.

*How do you feel about self-publishing?

It’s great. It’s about time authors were able to take control of not only their publishing futures, but also their financial futures. With all the hard work we put into our writing, it’s only fair that we get the profits, not an outside publisher.

*What social issues interest you the most?

I’m a bit of a political news junkie. Nothing in particular really, but I like knowing what’s going on in world and how it will affect me. If I had to pick one thing, it would be equality.

*Last book you purchased? Tell us about it.

Silver Linings Playbook. I wasn’t impressed.

*What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?

“A true friend stabs you in the front.” Oscar Wilde

I only want people in my life who are truthful and tell me exactly what they think. I don’t have time for passive-aggressiveness. I have more respect for people who are brutally honest.

*What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?

Surviving. I had a rough adolescence so it’s almost a miracle that I’ve gotten this far.

*What is your favorite color?

Teal.

*Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Yes, I was assigned to write a “love” story in eighth grade for the Valentine’s Day Edition of school newsletter. It was a hit. My English teacher went so far as to ask if I wrote it. I was confused by her question and responded, “Of course I wrote it. Why? Is it bad?” She said she was “surprised” by it. I was quite introverted and reserved back then. Writing changed that.

Trials

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Genre – Non-fiction

Rating – PG

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Website http://www.writerschatstew.com/

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