Today we welcome author Denesha Sheree to the L.O.V.E. blog. Denesha is on tour this summer with author Stephanie Norris spreading the word about their literary work and we'll be speaking with Stephanie as well in a few days. TODAY, though, Denesha answers a few questions about her work and her writing career so read on to find out more.
When & why did you begin writing?
When I was in my creative writing class, we were put into groups and we had to exchange papers. One of my group members read the paper and advised my teacher to read a bit out loud. As he began to read, the lecture hall grew quiet. I looked around to see everyone attentive. Hell, I was even attentive, because I couldn’t believe I wrote something so vivid that you could picture yourself sitting there. After class, the professor asked me to have it published. I kind of blew him off, but from that day forth I knew I was in love with writing.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My First book was inspired by one of the stories in my Dream Journal.
How personal is your writing? Are any of your characters a reflection of you?
My writing is not really that personal and as far as the characters, I would say there is a character that is a reflection of me in my second novella. (Laughing)
What does reading mean to you?
Reading means a lot to me because it allows you to escape. It also allows you to see others' ability to manipulate plots and to see descriptive scenes and characters.
What is your favorite book or who is your favorite author?
Stephen King, hands down!
What advice do you have for someone who wants to become a published writer?
Research all editors, stay true to you and your type of writing style because nine times out of ten, that’s what’s going to make you stand out from the rest. Most importantly, just enjoy your craft.
If you could be a character from a literary classic, who would it be and why?
I like the Greek classic literature era, so I would have to say Klytemnestra. She was a fighter in a time where men saw women as being evil. (Laughing)
Thank you Denesha for stopping by and sharing with us!
CONNECT WITH DENESHA SHEREE
Author's Website: http://deneshasheree.com/index.html