GUTGAA is here! Welcome to Swagger and our GUTGAA representative:
MEET Kathy Cannon Wiechman:
I’ve been a writer since I was five. I made time over the years to be a student and a reader, a babysitter and a friend, a teacher and a PTO president, a caretaker and a mentor, a wife and a mom. I took up hobbies and studied history, but I never stopped being a writer. I never will. My poems have appeared in Ladybug magazine and on the Meadowbrook Press website, and my short stories have won prizes from the Children’s Writer.
|Kathy Cannon Wiechman|
Where do you write?
Anywhere and everywhere, but mostly in my “Good & Plenty” office. (It has pink walls and is decorated in black and white, the colors of Good & Plenty candy.)
Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
A folder with the first 157 pages of my Work In Progress, waiting to be completed
Favorite time to write?
Between lunch and supper. (God bless the crockpot.)
Drink of choice while writing?
Water or Diet Coke, depending on whether I need caffeine.
When writing, do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
Neither. I write to the sounds of my house (the fan running or heat kicking on, my husband rummaging in the fridge or my neighbors’ voices), but once I get going, I’m usually too focused to notice any of it.
What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
The idea for my Work In Progress was an exhibit at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta, OH. It was a story that spoke to me and inspired me to share it.
What’s your most valuable writing tip?
Become your characters. Once you do that, point of view, setting, story, and voice will all fall into place.
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