We got the chance to interview author Marissa Dobson this week and we're really excited to share it with you. She is also a blogger just like us and loves to read and review books! She is really sweet and we're really excited to help spread the word about her latest story in Believe! Believe is a mix of short Christmas stories.
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Please read to the very end where Marissa will be giving away a copy of Believe to one lucky winner!
Growing up, have you always dreamed of becoming a published author?
Yes I have always wanted to be an author. I used to write stories in my notebooks, all the time. I always had a new story idea.
Now being a published author, what have you learned from the process?
I have learned a lot through the process, but one thing that stands out from everything else is that if you want to be published you must believe in yourself and your work. This is not an easy career, and you will be pushed down and disappointed at times but you must pull yourself together and brush the dust off to try again. Never give up!
With all your accomplishments, what would you say to your teen self about life and goals?
I would tell my teen self to shoot for the stars. You never know what you can do and how good you can be until you try.
Can you tell us what you plan to work on next?
I just finished up another short romance story. But I am also polishing off a paranormal story, and hoping to have it ready to submit to my publisher around the first of the year. I plan to dive into a new project here in the next few days also. So you could say there are a few pots on the stove at the moment.
Describe the perfect man?
My perfect man, boy now that is some what hard. My perfect man when writing is whatever main male character I am working with. I always mold them into the perfect man for the story. But for me the perfect man is my husband. He is sweet, romantic, supportive, and everything I wanted in a man. But don’t tell him that, he might get a big head.
Finally, if you could rewrite a book and turn into your story, what book would that be and why?
I honestly don’t know if I would want to rewrite a book for two reasons. I see so many authors rewriting classics stories, such as Little Women, Red Riding Hood, and so on and I don’t think they are as good as the classics. I think they took way something that shouldn’t have been done. When an author writes their book, they put their heart and soul into it, and it to me is precious and should not be changed. Second reason is to me that reminds me too much of fanfic. If you want to be a writer you should create your own charcters and your own world, not take work that someone else created to make your own. To me it seems like a rip off.
Lot's of Thanks to Marissa!
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