Interview with Amy Burr

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I am either spending time with my family or at church. I also like watching anything to do with history.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was when I was first or second grade I wrote a little play that my little brother and I then played out. After that I have written several short stories, some poetry, and worked on the school newspaper. In the small town I lived in through my middle school and high school years I enjoyed reporting for a small local paper. For as long as I remember I have written in some form or another. As I write this I have pages and files galore of things I have written.
What is your writing process?
When I start writing anything it begins with an idea or inspiration from something I have seen or heard. From there I build on it bit by bit. Most of the time I write what is burning on my heart at that moment and then set it aside for a bit. When I come back to it I read over it and over it each time building on the previous version.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The very first book that I read and fell in love with was The Littles. It was about little tiny people living in our world. My mom however always read us from a book of poetry that she had as a kid. I know have that very book.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is a very interesting topic. I am sure at some point I will have to come back to this an edit it. As I write I envision what is going on. For this book now that I am working an putting in the right format I have an idea in my head. It started out small but as I continued to write, more elements of it came together. I have a good friend that is an artist, so he is working on it for me and I will go from there. Like I said I am sure I will have to add to this.
What's the story behind your latest book?
For the book now it all started in church when God spoke to me about how we block him from moving in our lives. He showed me a room and little by little showed me different parts of the room and how it related to our lives.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have checked in to several self publishing companies and tradition publishing companies. All of them want allot of money and they seem to do very little for it. I posted something about this on Facebook. A friend of mine, Ellen Pendergraft Gillette suggested Smashwords because she had a printed book that was no longer in print and choice this sight to move it into eBook form.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing brings joy to me because it is a great outlet. For me it makes me feel complete and releases allot of stress. It is one of the few times I feel like I am doing God's will.
What do your fans mean to you?
I do not like the term fans. We are all on this crazy planet together. We are all just people trying to help each other. There are things that I can share that I hope will help their lives and I know they have knowledge that will help me. I share what I have through words but everyone has a gift. Some share through painting or drawing, while others through teaching. We should be fans of each other. You are my fan and I am a fan of yours. We all have a story to tell in some form if we take the time to listen.
What are you working on next?
My next project, that I am already working on, is about a love story as long as time. About a groom and his beloved bride. The love of God and his son Jesus for his bride, (man kind)
Published 2014-10-22.
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Books by This Author

Hostage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,220. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Come with me and learn about the ropes of unbelief, and fear that ties God’s hands in our lives. Walk along the walls we have built between ourselves and God and held together by nails forged out of our will and more. We must set Jesus free so that we can be free.