Interview with SK Thomas

What’s the best thing about being a writer?
The best thing about being a writer is the freedom. The opportunity to be able to create a new story of your own and having a relaxed schedule. Artists in all walks of life have a gift of escapism & there's no better place.
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
My advice for aspiring writers is to just do it. Don't say "Well, I've always wanted to write or I have an idea in my head..." Just write, you have to start somewhere and always keep writing. Do your homework, put time into your craft & never give up.
Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
I got the idea for my most recent book from life experiences and my imagination. It just flows in and I have to write it, possibly from a higher power.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans and supporters mean everything to me. They fill my heart with joy and love.
How do you get inspired to write?
I'm always inspired to write. Sometimes when I have to take weeks off to clear my head and go back to edit, it's always awkward not writing. I have to keep myself busy with ventures in life to give myself those much needed breaks.
How do you deal with writer’s block?
Honestly, I have never suffered from writer's block and don't believe in it. I do get frustrated, then I know it's time to walk away for a while and come back to it later. But I always have streams of ideas flowing throughout.
What inspires me to get out of bed each day?
I love what I do and do what I love. I have learned to keep a very positive frame of mind and appreciate the journey we are all on because it is so short.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like to read books for review, so most of the time authors find me. It's a beautiful thing and I get to read books I wouldn't typically check out at the library.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, the first story I ever wrote that became memorable was in the fifth grade, I didn't want to write it. At that time, I didn't appreciate the process of writing so I wrote something very unique, I remember it made everyone laugh.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been amazing for e-book publishing. They are easy to work with, any changes that need to be made are usually instantaneous and very user friendly.
Published 2014-10-13.
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