About Mel Goldberg:
After earning an advanced degree in literature, I taught literature and writing in California, Illinois, Arizona. I was fortunate to be selected as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher to teach for one year at Stanground College in Cambridgeshire, England. I studied Irish poetry at Cambridge in evenings and weekends.
I quite my teaching position and moved to Sedona, Arizona, for its unlit streets, brilliant night skies, and high desert living and to complete writing my first novel. There I taught literature and writing at Yavapai College. I also met my life partner, professional artist, Bev Kephart
We bought a small motor home and traveled throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico for seven years, working at RV parks for our space and a little extra money. We chose to settle village of Ajijic, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and join the small ex-pat artist and writing community.
I have published two novels and a book of short detective stories, all of which are available on Amazon. I have also self-published four books of poetry, including two of haiku.
My writing has been published on line and in print in The United Kingdom, The United States, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.
What inspires you to write?
In high school wrote a play which was produced by the drama department. I was hooked on sharing my thoughts and ideas with the world.
Tell us about your writing process.
I see writing as a discovery. Sometimes my characters speak to me. I start with an idea or event or character and just keep writing. In my first novel, my female character told me a secret. She told me that her two-year-old son was not her alcoholic husband’s child, although they had been married for five years. That was a break-through that allowed me to finish the novel. After I start writing, then I back up and try to outline whet I have done.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They often talk to me. See above.
What advice would you give other writers?
Join a writing group that gives honest critiques. Do not take criticism personally but use it to improve.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have self-published because I do not want to spend years waiting to see my books in print.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Small presses and self-publishing will eventually devour the big publishing houses, who publish name authors even when their writing is poor.
What genres do you write?: poetry and fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
Link To Mel Goldberg Page On Amazon
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