Today’s author walks in God’s light & has been given the blessing of words. M.C. Walker, a Atlanta native, started her writing career as an avid reader. She often found comfort in books as a child, which has no doubt influenced her career as an author today. Her first published work can be found in the sizzling anthology, The Dating Game, a collection of sixteen short stories about the perils of love. Her debut novel, One More Thing, dropped in March 2017. If you’re a fan of the quintessential Black romance movies of the 90s, M.C. has a vibe in her words you don’t wanna miss out on!
Read on as I chat with the writer about emotions while writing, her #writergoals for the remainder of the year, and how Beyoncé influences her work!
In a few sentences, tell us a little about yourself.
I am an author, poet, blogger, and creative spiritual being. I primarily write African-American and Women’s Fiction: novels, poetry and short stories. My loves include storytelling, twisting plots, and creating realistic and authentic characters.
What do you love most about the craft of writing?
I love how vulnerable and authentic I can be when creating a story or a character’s life. In each character, I leave a piece of myself on the page.
Tell us about your latest project.
My latest project is titled The Perfect Match. It’s the story of a young woman giving love a second chance after being jilted at the altar.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer the moment I started introducing myself to others as a writer and never just as an ‘aspiring’ anything. From the first Hello, I was confident in my voice and I wanted to share it with the world.
What drew you to writing romance/erotica?
I’m a believer in love and erotica allows you to explore intimacy with your partner in a variety of ways. I love the hope and joy that writing romance brings not only to the reader but to the world. Sometimes all you need is a piece of happiness between the pages to explore life’s possibilities.
Which authors have influenced your writing style the most?
I’m a huge fan of Kimberla Lawson Roby, Emily Giffin , Beth Harbison, and Mary Monroe just to name a few. Each author’s voice is so uniquely distinctive and rich that it touches your life long after the last page. It’s a magical experience that has influenced my writing and views on love.
~’Sometimes all you need is a piece of happiness between the pages to explore life’s possibilities.’~
Share a piece of your work that showcases your writing style best.
She was beautiful in all white standing proudly in the mirror inside her wedding gown. The lace on her back kissed her soft golden skin as she smiled brightly at her reflection. Today was her wedding day. A day she’d dreamed about vividly as a little girl. To be wedded in holy matrimony inside a large cathedral in front of family and friends professing her unconditional love to her beloved. I watched from the crack in the door as her mother rubbed her back adoringly. Her long grey strands resting evenly on her shoulders. She glowed with pride as the sunlight from the church window bounced off her olive skin.
Name three of your best writing tips.
1) Try different styles of voice when writing the story.
2) Think of the reader while writing.
3) Always add an element of surprise for you and the reader.
Dead or alive, name the writer you wish were your mentor and why.
What would you say is your own interesting writing quirk?
My best ideas usually hit me while I’m listening to Beyoncé and dancing in my mirror. It’s something about the lyrics of the song that make me ask who, what, where, and why. Suddenly an idea comes to me.
Shout out an indie writer whose work you love.
Do you have any specific writing goals in your radar?
I’d like to have at least 4 books published in 2017.
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