I’m lucky to have several friends who are published authors. In fact a few of us share the same writing group in Jalón. I caught up with Agnes Hall a few days ago. She’s recently had a new novel released into the market place and is still on a high.
- I thought it might be good to share our conversation. Agnes, how long have you actually been a writer?
- So is this your first book, or have you published others?
- And did you dive straight into a full-length book or did you publish other articles/stories first?
- That's what I keep telling new writers. I think short stories are a good way to cut your teeth. I wrote for magazines for about fourteen years before turning back to novels. So what prompted you to write this particular story? Does it convey any special 'messages' to the reader?
- And is the story aimed mainly at men or women. What genre would you classify it in?
I have tried to pack too much into one book. I think that all the characters and relationships could be expanded.....perhaps the next book could do this!
- I think we all wish we'd done things differently, Agnes. You're not alone, it's the bane of a writers life. We're never satisfied with our work. So, was much research involved, did you have to study anything before you completed the story?
English/Irish problems and also spans two world wars...as I said, perhaps I could expand on all this in another book.
- Okay, time for a little push for your book. Who is your publisher, is your book available yet, and if so, where?
- That'll be brilliant. Would you like to tell everone a little about the writer's circle? How did it evolve, what are the aims?
- That's authors for you - no two minds think alike. Okay Agnes, have you any other books in the pipeline?
- Wow! Sounds like you've been busy already. I wish I was so far in front. Right then, Agnes, at this point I generally ask guests to give one piece of advice aspiring authors. What would yours be?
If anyone wants to contact me they can email me on email@example.com. My website is not fully constructed yet.
- That's great stuff, Agnes. Thanks for taking the time. I'm sure everyone will have found this inspiring. Good luck with your book sales. Let's talk again soon.