Author Interview: Cynthia Marshall

Welcome back to Writing Wednesday and today I have another interview for you all with Cynthia Marshall. I know these intros use to be longer, but I decided that I will let the interview do the talking. So, please relax and enjoy it.

  1. Please introduce yourself before we begin.

My name is Cynthia Marshall. I am a new author of the book title “Done Be Afraid of Your Journey”. I have always loved writing. I have been writing ever since I was in grade school. So, I am very excited about starting a career in writing. I am a mother of two children ages 3, and 8. I have a career in banking, and I am also the business owner of Constructing and Empowering A Women’s Journey LLC.

  • Every writer has an origin story to tell, what’s yours?

Like I mentioned before I have been writing for years. I was a Journalism major in college as well. I would say that writing became more intense for me while I was in an abusive marriage. I became a victim of domestic violence and writing became my only outlet. Through it all, I know that God was the only reason that I and my children made it out, and this far. I believe that my faith was strengthened and the same strength I gained can help someone else in the same situation.

  • What was the first story, poem, or novel you ever worked on?

“All For Me” was the first poem I ever worked on. Poetry wasn’t my best writing. I was in college at the time and it was a part of a creative writing class I was taking. I remembered it because it was the first time I wrote a poem and liked it.

  • What’s the hardest thing about writing?

I would say the hardest thing about writing is if you get to a point where you’re thinking too hard. It’s as if you start to have writer’s block. You began to over-think which makes it hard to continue writing. No writing is ever meant to be perfect. We all have our way of telling our story. Freewriting is something I do that helps me with that.

  • What Genres do you write in and do you have a favorite?

I love creative writing. Fiction writing that focuses on drama and children’s short stories are my favorite.

  • Why do you write?

Writing is relaxing for me. Just to get my thoughts down on paper is big stress relief. If I have a day when I’m overwhelmed with life I just start writing. Writing about how I’m feeling at that moment as well anything that comes to mind.

  • Before we leave is there anything you’re working on now or anything you have released?

Yes, I am currently working on a few children’s books featuring my two children as the characters.  As well as a self-help daily journal that focuses on goals, self-esteem, and mental progress. I plan on publishing these this year 2020

  • Finally, anything you want to say to new writers/artists?

I would say that there is no wrong way of writing. Writing is a form of your expression. It is not supposed to be perfect. Imperfections are beautiful, different, and unique.  Your writing and your personal story is what makes everyone’s writing special

The one thing I love about writing is that it’s just not an art form, but it’s an escape from reality. We write down our happy times, our sad times, even the things we wish we could have. Life as a writer isn’t easy and I’m pretty sure people knew more about us, but again you’ll know every story we’re going to share. If you enjoyed this interview and would like to follow Cynthia on her journey. You can follow her Instagram pages here, and here, but wait there’s more she also has a website here so please go check it out right now. For I’m confident that you guys will like what you seen especially for the woman. But for now, read, write, or create whatever it is you’re creating. I’ll see you guys next time.

Almost forgot you go here to buy her book. As well as on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel.

“When was the last time anyone ever told you how important you are?”

Maya Angelou.

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