2020 was, to put it lightly, a helluva year in many, many ways. It was filled with change and tragedy, anxiety, isolation, and for me, an intense creative drive to keep moving forward while the world seemed to hold still.
Author Sara A. Noë answers a question from a reader: “What should young, female readers understand from observing [your] characters?”
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it’s okay to take a break so you don’t burn out. It’s okay if now isn’t your time to write. Maybe tomorrow will be.
I think there’s this expectation that once a book is released, the author is able to sit back, sigh in relief, and relax. But that’s not the case.
I didn’t write a novel because I’d always wanted to publish a book. I wrote it because I had a story that I needed to tell. In fact, being an author was never an aspiration in my childhood.
I believe there is a place for cursing in literature, but it should be important. It should define a character’s demeanor or provide an impact….
It’s hard to believe it’s time for reflections and new beginnings again. Here’s a look back at my adventures and accomplishments this past year.
An author’s letter to her character
I’ve fought monsters and defied enemies. If you take the time to peel back the fantastic metaphors, you’ll find pieces of my life hidden within.
Dave Ferraro, Sara A. Noë, Michael Reid Jr., and Tim Hennessy