Welcome to Writing for Christ Kate Breslin, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
Hi Casey, thanks so much for asking me to join you and other readers today. Yes, I…am…a…writer! My career began early, with poetry—as a child I wrote all kinds of rhymed prose, which I included in family birthday cards and pen pal letters; then I graduated to short stories in junior high; song lyrics as a young adult, and finally, after exhausting my supply of the books I loved, I decided I’d give writing my own novel a try. And once I started, I couldn’t stop!
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
I’d have to say the Bible. I was born and raised Christian, but drifted away from my faith when I grew older. Also, I had never actually read the Bible before. Then years later, after an incident I credit entirely to God’s Providence, I “came home” and for first time began reading the Scriptures. It took me an entire year to finish the Good Book, but in the end, I began to understand what having faith means and the incredible gift I’d been given. And I’m still learning!
If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?
That’s a great question, Casey. My first reaction would be to say that I should have written inspirational stories from the get-go; instead, against my own inclination I sought to publish in the general romance market, with my starry gaze on fame and fortune. And I got close, but never quite there. It took years before I finally woke up to the Spirit’s gentle prodding and started writing what I was supposed to be writing; and once that happened, it seemed I published almost overnight. But I also wonder if that time was meant to further hone my craft; I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I’m where God wants me to be right now. The title of my novel, For Such A Time, seems very symbolic of my own writing journey.
5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out?
I prefer the taste of the first, and the efficiency of the second. :-)
Email or snailmail?
I usually email these days, which is bad because I still love getting cards and letters in the mail.
Online shopping or Black Friday deals?
I shop online, though when I can I like to buy local. And I don’t “do” Black Friday! :-)
Books or movies?
I usually have at least one book going at all times, but I do enjoy watching period movies. I’m a big DA fan!
Note-taker or memorization?
Personally, I tend to memorize more than I take notes. Stephen King mentions in his book, About Writing that writers must read, read, read! I think I’ve learned more from other authors than poring over “how-to” books. Still, there have been a few I’ve found very helpful.
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?
This is an easy question, Casey. I’ve written three books, but For Such A Time is the book of my heart, so I’m thrilled it’s the one I sold!
Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website is www.katebreslin.com and you can sign up if you’d like to receive news on my upcoming events and giveaways. You can also email me at email@example.com
My FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/KateBreslinAuthor and you’ll also find me on Pinterest and Goodreads.
Thank you for being with us today!
Casey, thank you so much, it’s really been a pleasure. And I hope readers will let me know what they think of Stella and Aric’s story!
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