The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website open to interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better – and occasionally may offer features from Shannon herself that support readers to discover words.
This week, find out more about the book UNFINISHED in an interview with its author.
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What initially got you interested in writing?
I was a teenager when I realized, anything could happen when I was writing the story. When I didn’t like things in my own life, I wrote other stories where I could be the winner, where I could be the hero.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
When I finally had a finished story to share, I wanted to share it with as many people as I could!
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I hope that when people read Unfinished, they will feel empowered to maybe conquer some of their regrets or complete some of their own unfinished tasks.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
It’s my own personal therapy session. I can’t count the number of my own demons I have attacked in my own writing.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Definitely editing! My favorite part of writing is writing that first draft, when all you are doing is getting the story down on paper. It’s not nearly as fun to go back and rip that story apart and see that it’s nowhere near as good as you thought it was.
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
Write something every day. Whether it’s a blog post, or fan fiction, or your work in progress, it is so important to work that writing muscle every single day. Use your gift or lose it.
And stick with it. Every day has the potential to be THE DAY: the day you finish that scene that’s been killing you, the day you get a full request, the day a new story pops into your head, or the day you get published. So don’t give up.
What ways can readers connect with you?
I am all over social media!