About Sofiya Turin:
I began writing in elementary school. It is all I have ever wanted to do. I am a poet and a writer of stories for readers of all ages. I combine my extensive experience in education and over 20 years of working with children of all ages to write stories that will touch hearts and enrich lives. I am a mother of two amazing children who inspire me to write every day.
What inspires you to write?
Daily life inspires me to write. Everything from a falling leaf to the wag of a dog’s tail can inspire me. I see myself as a channel through which the universe can express itself. Living inspires me and seeing the oneness in all is what pushes me to write every day.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a spontaneous writer. I take notes and sometimes create brief outlines but for the most part I allow the spirit of writing to take me where I am meant to go. There are infinite stories to tell. The most important thing is to listen closely!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. I put myself in their shoes and write their truth. It is the only way to truly find an authentic voice.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write, write. Writing is a practice. The more you do it the better you get at it. Practice creates ease and smoothness and a voice that is uniquely yours!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was tired of waiting for publishers to discover me. I became inspired by the ever-growing self-publishing market and felt that this would allow me to get my writing out there on my own terms, at my own time.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that books have a brilliant future. This is a new and quickly changing time but I believe that the world of book publishing will adapt and flourish.
What genres do you write?: I think that that which craves expression will find an avenue for it’s expression.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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