Meet Andrea Rose Washington, author of The Veiled Truth.
I met Andrea on Twitter. I believe one of our initial conversations was about our like of crime/police procedural television shows (e.g. Numbers, Flashpoint, and other syndicated shows on the Ion channel). What’s cool about Andrea is that she’a always tweeting comments or questions in order to actively engage fellow authors. I don’t think a day has gone by where she hasn’t asked “what are we writing today?” or something else pertaining to writers and their writing goals. Get to know a little more about her below:
Question 1: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Answer 1: Umm it was at a young age. I started to write fanfictions for books and movies that I read or saw in the past. I had to be around 11 or 12 when it hit me this was what I needed to do for the rest my life.
Q2: What would you say is your interesting writing quirk (if any)?
A2: I talk to myself…a lot. It is how I plan out all of my stories, I play out the scene to get a feel of how my character would act in that situation. It has helped me figure out if an emotion, action or reaction is believable or needed in certain scenes.
Q3: What do you think makes a good story?
A3: Honestly, an interesting plot. The plot needs to be well planned and thought out. Having good writing skills helps but it’s in my opinion that it is not needed in the beginning. The story needs to be there first.
A4: Never give up. I want anyone who reads my work to know it doesn’t matter what is thrown against you, what you know or do not know. I want them to feel empowered to go after any goal.
Q5: Do you have a specific writing style (e.g. outline vs. free flow)?
A5: I do a bit of everything; I outline, free write and plan out every detail. I can never stick to just one method. I will say outlining does work best for me!
Q6: Did you learn anything from writing your book, if so, what was it?
A6: My grammar sucks! I am amazing at coming up with great ideas but the actual writing part is so bad. To improve I have started to take some courses to help improve my writing as well as my story telling skills.
Q7: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character(s) from your most recent book?
A7: To be honest I haven’t thought about it. (Googling) I like Zendaya for Sasha and Abigail Breslin for Cassie, I like their work and I feel they would do the parts justice!
Q8: Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?
A8: I hope still writing, lol. I would like a bigger following and fans. (I mean who wouldn’t) I hope my writing has grown enough to allow me to write semi-full time!
Check out her blog here and follow her on social media:
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Next week will be the gentlemen’s turn when I interview authors K.G. Arndell and Michael Stephenson.