Rave Reviews Spotlight Author April Adams and Inspiration

 

It is my pleasure to host April Adams, fellow Rave Reviews Book Club member and Spotlight Author. April shares her thoughts about writers’ inspiration. We all need inspiration as well as practical support. I encourage you to show your support for April by following her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. Pick up a copy of her book on Amazon. See April’s links below. While you’re at it, stop by the Rave Reviews website, a great place for authors and readers. If you join, tell RRBC that April sent you. Here is April in her own words.

April Adams

April Adams

 

How Inspiration Strikes and What I Do About It

Inspiration is a funny thing. It can strike without warning. One minute, I’m sitting there watching my infant being awesome, and the next my mind is swirling with a story line that just sort of blipped into existence! I love those moments. I can understand how the concept of a sentient being called “Muse” came about. It’s almost like a sudden possession. It isn’t there, and then it is! Magic!

Everybody gets inspiration at one time or another. I think what sets apart the thinkers from the doers is just the action one takes when inspired. I don’t let one of those magical moments pass me by. I will stop what I’m doing while the moment is fresh and record it somehow. At times it’s just scribbles on a notebook. Other times I make a voice or text note on my phone. I capture them before they can flit away like shooting stars.

Not every idea I get is worth a novel. Some of them aren’t even worth a short story. At least, not yet. My first book, Shattered, sat in my brain box for a long, long time. Since I was sixteen or so, but it was just an embryo then. Over the years I gathered experience and skills until one day, while watching TV, all of the pieces just fell into place.

One line, spoken by the right actor at the right time, let all the swirling bits coalesce into a beautiful (if I do say so myself) story of epic adventure, tender romance, and magical creatures, with a special twist on the classic good vs evil plotline. Shattered is available through Amazon at http://amzn.com/B00CH3T0DQ in paperback, ebook, and audiobook. The trilogy is complete now, so you won’t have to wait for the next book. I hope you’ll give it a shot. It was definitely inspired.

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Find me online!

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/April-Adams/e/B00CHRCD8G

Twitter:  @apriladamsnovel

Facebook:   www.fb.com/apriladamsnovel

Website:  www.writerapriladams.com

Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/apriladamsnovel

 

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About jsherwin2013

Jennie has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in counseling. She is the author of Intentional Healing: One Woman’s Path to Higher Consciousness and Freedom from Environmental and Other Chronic Illnesses and is a contributing writer to Conscious Life News. She has been a teacher of English on the junior high school and senior high school levels, as well as a writer and editor in the field of public health. She has mentored writers and editors. She is certified in Reiki I and II and has studied energy therapies at A Healing Place in Richardson, Texas, working under the direction of Deborah Singleton and her healing team. Jennie also acknowledges the guidance of Christine Gregg, Australian spirit reader and healer, and Maya Page, intuitive healer, Reiki Master, and VortexHealing® practitioner, now retired. Jennie lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, Roger, a retired physician and epidemiologist. They provide editorial services to university researchers in the fields of medicine and public health. Her son, Colin, lives and works in New York City with his wife, Colleen.

25 responses to “Rave Reviews Spotlight Author April Adams and Inspiration”

  1. Rebecca Carter, writing as Ronesa Aveela says :

    It’s so true about the Muse popping up whenever she feels like it. For me, most of the time she comes when I’m sleeping or when I’m driving. Neither is convenient for writing down my thoughts. But, I’ve learned to keep pen and paper nearby to capture her words before they disappear. 🙂

    And I agree with you. Your trilogy is a beautiful story of epic adventure. I was so glad all three were written when I started reading it.

  2. apriladamsnovel says :

    Thanks so much for hosting me! 🙂

  3. John W. Howell says :

    So glad you were chosen for the Spotlight honor. Good luck on the tour. Thanks Jennie for hosting.

  4. Michelle Abbott says :

    Writing down my ideas something I need to learn to do, April. I always think I’ll remember them, but I rarely do. Thanks for hosting, Jennie.

  5. Jan Hawke says :

    Muses are definitely magic – which makes them exciting even when they’re being frustratingly elusive. I also like the concept of an idea having to ‘mature’ in it’s own time, like a fine wine! 😉

    Thanks for having us over Jennie 🙂

  6. jinlobify says :

    Have a happy blog tour April. And you are right. Inspiration can hit you anywhere, just make note of it, and come to it later. Thank you Jennie for hosting.

    • jsherwin2013 says :

      Always happy to host a fellow writer. You’re right about noting inspiration when it occurs. I keep notebooks with me and carry one in my handbag. Much better than forgetting! Jennie

  7. Kathy Golden says :

    Hi Jennie, thanks for hosting April on your blog. April, congrats on the Spotlight. It’s good to read that your trilogy is complete. That’s a great selling point for your books.

  8. Traci Sanders says :

    Congrats on your honor this week, April! I enjoyed reading your backstory and getting to know you a bit more. I too only write when inspired, and follow many of the same steps you do to get it down:) If we force it, I feel it will come across in reading as a forced story as well. Have fun this week!

  9. John Fioravanti says :

    April, you are so right about the magic of Muses. I once had a Muse that drove and inspired me for weeks on end. Congratulations on your Spotlight Tour, and I hope you do well with this book! Thanks for hosting, Jennie!

  10. harmonykentonline says :

    Congrats on being Spotlight Author, April! Have a great week! And best of luck with your writing.
    Thanks for hosting, Jennie :))

  11. beemweeks says :

    Congratulations on this honor, April. I hope this leads many to discover your work. Thanks for hosting, Jennie.

  12. Marlena H. says :

    Congrats to you, April!! What an exciting journey!! Can’t wait to read more of your posts!
    Jennie, thank you so much for hosting April and showing your awesome support!!

  13. lizgavin says :

    Jennie, thanks for hosting April.

    Your posts are great, April!

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