Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An Interview with Sara Zarr

1. Is there a special placed where you do all of your writing?

I rent an office away from home and do a lot of work there, but I can pretty much work anywhere when there's a deadline pressing!

2. Is there any advice you have for aspiring writers?

Read a lot, and focus on finishing something---a short story or a novel. Find someone to exchange manuscripts with and give each other honest but constructive criticism. This probably shouldn't be someone in your family, or your best friend. It only causes problems, trust me...

3. If you could write a book with any author, who would you write a book with?

Oh, good question. Maybe Anne Tyler, who writes these great family comi-dramas for adults. I could write teenage girl parts, and she could write the mother parts!

4. Who are some of your favorite authors?

Beverly Cleary, ME Kerr, Robert Cormier, Madeleine L'Engle, Brock Cole, so many more...

5. Is there anything that you would like to add?

I'm really excited that there are so many new, young book bloggers coming onto the scene! Keep up the great work.

I would like to thank Sara Zarr for doing this interview.

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