Sarah Brocious was born February 27th 1978 into a steadily growing family. She is one of eight siblings. Growing up in a “crowded” home gave her a great need to slip away for some time alone. In those times she chose to read or write…even at a very young age. From the time she could put sentences together, she found no greater joy than creating stories. This desire continued to grow but as does often happen…life got in the way. Her love for writing did not diminish. It was pushed aside for a time. Now in her thirties she has decided to put her “need to” aside and give into the “want to”. There is much she wants to share in the future…so this is just the beginning!
What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write? I would have to say being observant of life around me. I love to observe other people and read their reactions to what is happening around them. Other than that, my biggest inspiration is the love I have to create and bring life to a character. I don’t know what I would do if I was not able to put down on paper what appears in my mind.
Tell us about your writing process.
Often times I will have a dream (day or night) and suddenly a character forms. I do some outlining if I am having issue with resolving a certain point of the story. In my mind, my chapters are like the beginning and end of the act in a play…opening and then completion. I also love to listen to music as I write. I can’t listen to songs with lyrics during the writing process, so I listen to classical. In between my writing I often turn to music for inspiration. (in mood, not content) Another key to making my stories gel, I use Pinterest to make story boards for my characters…anything from quotes to pictures that keep my mind focused.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I dream of my characters! Is that crazy? I also do daydream in my waking hours. I know each characters voice and mannerisms.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up on a story!! It took me several years to write one book and then six months on another. Just because it doesn’t seem to be happening doesn’t mean you give up. Start a new project and the old one will suddenly be pulling on your coat tails.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I originally went searching for an agent. I had a lot of promising and encouraging responses, but it never felt quite right. I decided to bite the bullet and step out on my own. I published my first book on KDP with Amazon. The step forward was all I needed to boost my courage and help me refocus on why I started writing in the first place. The response was wonderful.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I feel like book publishing may be going the way of the ebook. I am an avid book collector…love the feel of the paper…the scent, but even I find myself using my ereader more now than ever.
What genres do you write?
I write Contemporary, Romance and dabble in the Paranormal genre
What formats are your books in?