Inside the Book:
Title: Amelia's Prayer
Author: Christiane Banks
Genre: Religious Fiction
How did you come up with the title of your book?
I had several ideas based on the story. I wrote them down, picked my favourite and then took a general consensus from the family members and friends who knew what the book was about. Almost everyone chose the title I had picked therefore it seemed like a good choice.
What is your writing environment like?
Most of the time it’s very basic, an office in our home with the desk looking out of the window onto some green space. It is essential I have peace and quiet, no music, no outside noise, stillness, serenity and peace.
What are some of the best tools available today for writers?
Certainly computers laptops, iPhones, from a personal point of view the program Dragon Naturally Speaking as I dictate most of my work rather than typing it directly.
What inspires you to write?
Everything around me. Mostly people and what they have to say - everyone has a story. Most of us love talking about ourselves given the opportunity.
Did you learn anything when writing this book?
I learned numerous things. One of the most important is attention to detail, the devil is in the details! And patience, patience, patience!
What is your favourite quality about yourself?
I think I would have to say loyalty. I am a loyal and committed person not only to individuals and the people I love, but also to projects like writing a novel.
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