P.S. WINN: MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE WAS TRYING TO CHANGE ALL THE REAL NAMES
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
It’s always tough when you are writing a non-fiction, because you must use facts. Sometimes you need to make additional changes from the original events in order to do not hurt the main character. Well, our next author P.S. Winn needed to overcome such a challenge. Let’s hear from her what exactly happened!
– What is one of your most popular books Suppression about?
– Suppression is a true story. An inventor, his name is changed, invented what is possibly the most important invention of our time. It is a pollution abatement device. In simple turns you could burn garbage with no pollution and make energy to power a city in the process. The government, backed by big oil companies wasn’t going to let this happen. The invention is patented but the inventor is afraid to take it any further.
– How did you decide to write the story?
I know the inventor and saw what happened. I can’t really say much more than that. Sorry.
– What was the biggest challenge during the write up process?
– My biggest challenge in Suppression was trying to change all the real names and know what I could disclose about what happened.
– Tell us something more about your main character? Is it close to someone from your real life?
– I do know him but would rather not disclose more than that at this time. His life is too important. He is the type of person who can look at something and say, I can make that better, then does. He is also a big teddy bear with a huge heart and it is too bad he wanted to help and had bad things happen to him because of it.
– How much time you need to finish the story and to publish it?
– I have been publishing a story every few months. I usually have one started before finishing the last. I think it depends on how vivid the dream is that gave me the idea for the story to begin with.
– Tell us more about your other books?
– I write novels, young adult, kid’s books and preschool. The 2 preschool and the 2 kid’s books are humorous and rhyming with pictures. I want the kids to have fun reading so it will become a lifelong habit. Most of my other books are supernatural, suspense with a touch of spiritual and mystery.
– Who are you?
– I am a mother of 7, grandmother of 18, happily married wife, and sister to 5 brother and 2 sisters. I love family and love my friends who mostly live here in Montana and in Utah where I lived for 30 years. I am a chocolate and coffee lover and love humor.
– What are your writing habits?
– I don’t really have habits. Although I do write everything longhand and type it afterwards. When my pen touches the paper it is like magic flows.
– Are you satisfied by the sales of the book and do you plan another one?
– I am happy with the sales so far and am ecstatic about the great reviews I have received. Although I give that credit to the readers because it takes their imaginations to finish the words I write. Two people will come away from reading the same book with total different pictures in their heads. That’s why books rock! As do readers!
– What are you doing to promote by the best possible way your book?
– Right now I use mostly Facebook, Goodreads and word of mouth. I use to be on twitter but it was taking all my time.
– Kid’s books are always something special. How do you put so called magic in them?
– That is the easy part because I still believe in magic. I love the rhyming books and feel they are the ones kids love and remember.
– How you are switching between different styles of books?
– I don’t really have a problem because I find it easy to think like a kid when I am writing. I just think, would my grandkids like this and if I think they would it goes in the book. Plus they read them also to keep me on the right track.
– Ask yourself a question (And don’t forget to answer!)
– If you never made a penny on sales would you still write?
Definitely yes! I can’t stop myself from wanting to write and share the stories that take up not only my day but my nights. This is not about money and being famous, although I wouldn’t mind a little of both. This is about great feedback from readers. I even had one reader get a hold of me and tell me she used one of my kid’s stories to read when her pregnant daughter was in the hospital with complications. The baby’s erratic heartbeat returned to normal as this lady read the story aloud. That is what makes writing what I must do.
Check out more about P.S. Winn at her facebook page