Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I have a nice time following you on Twitter. In 140 characters or less, sum The Zodiac Chronicles: The Gifts for us.
Sasha: Max Kincaide has to figure who's killing the Virgins- Religions Icons in the Zodiac Society as well as figure out who's trying to kill him!
What surprised you the most about the writing/publishing process?
Sasha: My book is a self published e-book.. and what surprised me the most was how easy it was to do!
What were your inspirations for creating this story?
Sasha: Not sure, I've always been interested in Vampires and I have a "close to but not all the way" unhealthy obsession with Astrology, and I thought about what it would be like if I wrote a story that had both elements.. and it sort of sprouted from there!
Sasha: Almost 7 months.. give or take a couple of weeks.. and I have 3 kids so I get writers hiatus, instead of Block!
How do you develop your plots and characters? Do you use any set formula?
Sasha: Once I have all the elements I think I'm going to need, I imagine the story playing out like a Movie or TV show in my head. Lol! Commercial Free!
I just love the men in books. How did you come up with the character Max?
Sasha: Jared Padalecki -grin-
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Sasha: 1. Once you have an idea floating around in your head, don't be afraid to let your mind wander.. ( well, I guess don't do this if you are driving or currently preoccupied..) See if you can come up with more elements to work into your masterpiece!
2. Don't be afraid to put your own spin on traditional subjects.. you never know what you can discover!
3. Write, Write, Write.. the more you write the better and more clearer your characters will respond back to you