I was so grateful to be able to interview filmmaker Sharon Wilharm not long ago, so when she asked to interview me–I was honored and thrilled. Go with me on a journey of writing to book marketing for beginners, and drop me a comment over on her blog, or connect with us on social media. We’ll start with the first question but click through after to finish reading the rest of the post.
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The Writing Journey with Debut Novelist M. E. Weyerbacher
#1 What is your writing background?
I have been writing for as long as I was able to hold a pen and form a squiggly line. I’ll never forget when I wrote my first fiction story at the age of seven. Illustrations were added for the perfect touch, I stapled the pages together and felt like I could fly. Many of my stories were stored away, and I went on to help out in our homeschool co-op’s monthly newsletter.
At the age of twelve, I was honored to have three poems published by the American Poets Society. My aunt purchased a copy of the gorgeous anthology, but sadly — years later, our storage unit was broken into and I no longer have a copy or have been able to track one down. During this time, I won a contest held by the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution. My essay on an important historical figure was published in our town’s local newspaper.
Over the years I kept journaling, going through notebooks galore, and when I was nineteen I attended a creative writing class at NOVA, Northern Virginia Community College. Deep down, I struggled to believe I had what it took to pursue writing, but the desire and conviction remained. I even bought a thick Writer’s Marketplace guide, back before these things were available online.
I set writing aside for a time and pursued business at Madisonville Community College, but I knew it was not the entirety of my path. After going through a dark period in my life, I began blogging full time. I was able to partner with one of my favorite authors in the launch of her second book, and I became hooked on helping others through the gift of words. This led me to meet a community of creatives called, Five Minute Friday, who welcomed anyone with open arms, and I attended my first writing conference with them the summer of 2017.
I was recently able to attend the Festival of Faith & Writing. Here, I met Jen Hatmaker among other wonderful writers and editors whom I had already been connecting with online. In the Spring of 2018, I became a member of both Hope Writers and author Jerry Jenkins Writer’s Guild. This year, I also became a contributor at the Blogger Voices Network.
I continue to help with book launches and book reviews while writing my own stories and working on the craft of writing. My debut novel is set to release September 27, 2018. It’s a gripping, clean contemporary romance story with all the feels, sprinkled with humor throughout….
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