Author Interview #34, with rock & roll writer, Susan Helene Gottfried!
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Hi Susan! Please describe yourself in 5 words:
Almost as cool as Trevor.
Nice! Share a short excerpt and blurb of your work (10-100 words):
The four (and counting) books in the Trevolution are Rock and Roll in a book. They follow the story of Trevor Wolff, bass player for ShapeShifter and not nearly as big a jerk as you’ll think when you first meet him.
Share an excerpt of your favorite author’s work (10-100 words):
Oh, yikes. You want me to narrow my favorites down to one? Do you know how many people I’ll anger?
Comment on the writing versus publication process, in your experience *while Jess tries to think of a number re: the previous answer…*:
It’s all tough: writing, editing, crafting. The publication process is another tough nut on top of that. This isn’t an industry for anyone who’s not brave, that’s for certain. However, the flip side is one of the best experiences a person can have in their lifetime. It’s filled with great fellow authors and readers who are outstanding people. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. Even those days when I’m grumpier than Mitchell.
What is your definition of “good writing”?
Something that lifts you up and transports you somewhere else.
Yes, I like that type of effect too :P (sounds very much like “good music”!). Please share your #1 tip for writers:
Hire a good editor. Like me.
Oh, wait. You want something serious.
Learn as much as possible. Including rules of grammar. Your editor will thank you for it later on.
Please let us know your websites/blogs/etc:
In other words: if it’s West of Mars, it’s probably me.
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Much thanks to Susan for stopping by — be sure to check out her website to learn more about the author and the multiple projects/websites she manages!
P.S. Susan is a member of the vibrant BestsellerBound writing community [as am I :)…].