KEEPERS OF THE ZODIAC
by Sharon Wood
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Woods was nice enough to sit down and write a few words about herself to share with you all! How awesome? So sit back and soak up the knowledge!
10 Things Readers Would Be Surprised To Know About You
- My favorite smell in the world is a newborn baby’s breath.
- I am a lip gloss addict. My favorites are by C.O. Bigelow.
- I am 6 different nationalities that I know of, and I am sure more that I don’t know of.
- I can read and watch television at the same time and still know what is going on in both.
- My favorite books and shows are all meant for a teenage audience.
- I am the great, great granddaughter of Charlie Chan.
- I dream every single night. Many of the dreams end up coming true in some form.
- If I didn’t write, I would want to be a teacher or voice over actor.
- I love dolphins.
- When I was about 10, someone told me that eating carrots would improve my eyesight. I ate a lot of raw carrots whenever I could. It didn’t work.
Your Writing Process
My writing process is simple. When I am in the writing frame of mind, I sit down to my computer and just type whatever pops into my brain. Once I am done with a chapter, I go back and read it to search for things that I want to delete/change. Once I am satisfied with the chapter, I move on. I continue on the entire book that way. When I am not writing, I will think about the story. I often talk out loud to myself in the car about different plot ideas. I always end up using those ideas somewhere in the story. I also write like I talk. Some people may think that is improper, but I want my stories to seem more relatable.
Top 5 Favorite Books of All Time
These are not in any particular order. I loved Memoirs of A Geisha, The Night Circus, the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, Water for Elephants, and the first book in the House of Night series. I loved the characters in each of these books. I wanted to know everything about them. My favorite thing about these books is that the authors made me want to go to their worlds. I was able to fully visualize where they were. I was so immersed in the stories, that I wanted to read every single word as not to miss anything. Coming out of their worlds was almost like an out of body experience, or “back in body” experience rather.