Fine, fine, fine. Yes, I did it again. This week, two questions were submitted to our group of authors, and both of them were inspired, yet again, by the recently completed round of new The X-Files episodes. But yet again, there is nothing paranormal about the answers to either question; one delves once more in… Read More Ask an Author: Double Feature! Writing and Editing, and when Real Life is Stranger than Fiction
I must confess that the title of this feature sounds like an episode of The X-Files probably because of my obsession with the show and its recent revival. Regular Sahar’s Blog readers know that although the show has basically taken over my life in recent days, I’m still sticking to my regular posting schedule, including… Read More Ask an Author: When a Character Comes to Life and Takes Over
A new year is all about new beginnings, so this edition of the Ask an Author feature focuses on the beginnings of our authors. We asked them, quite simply, what inspired them to write their first book. In my case, I was always crafting stories for my sisters and my cousins’ playtime; my Mom, God… Read More Ask an Author: New Year, New Beginnings
Christmas has come and gone, and we are already a whole week into the new year! I hope you had the opportunity to make yourself some great new memories to add to your hopefully already full roster. I have a brand new holiday related memory I added to mine, which was so incredibly insane I… Read More Ask an Author: Making Some Great Holiday Memories
Christmas is around the corner, and I hope all you readers (and authors!) are doing well with holiday preparations well on their way, preferably without and hitch! We aren’t Christian but we always hold a little commemorative dinner in honor of this special occasion, which we will be doing again, albeit on a (very) small… Read More Ask an Author: Keeping Hope for a Better Future during Tough Times
For some of reason, many readers have been curious about the habits the authors featured on Ask an Author have adopted over the years both with regards to their writing as well as to their general life. I would like to think it’s because our cabal has gained a certain notoriety, but then again it… Read More Ask An Author: Dog or cat? Tea or coffee?
There are some exciting things happening for our authors this month! One of them had her book featured in a mid-size, national level newsletter, which just might boost sales (always a good thing). Another one submitted a manuscript for a sequel to a publisher. Another one finished a manuscript and is now in the process… Read More Ask An Author: Eight Hours before a Big Deadline
One of the way authors improve their craft is by reading—a lot. It helps that most authors are first and foremost avid readers! A couple of fans of the “Ask an Author” feature were both hoping for new titles to add to their own “to be read” list as well as insight into the authors… Read More Ask An Author: You Write What You Read
Because of their ability, be it innate, honed, or both, for introspection, asking an author about their biggest failure usually leads to reflections on life inspiring us directly or not to make a change or take a step that we haven’t yet been able to. Readers already inspired by the writings of the authors who… Read More Ask An Author: Biggest Failures
A seemingly silly question can be surprisingly insightful, as our authors found out this week. This week’s feature was inspired by a conversation with a reader, who wondered what the spectrum of answers would be to the question: elephant or mouse? Choose one and explain why. Lee Murray I am a mouse. No doubt about… Read More Ask An Author: Mouse or an Elephant?