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About Angela K Parker
I’m a wife and mother of three. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting & Finance. I’m an Accounting Clerk by day and an author by night. I love writing and reading. My favorite genre is anything romance in just about all sub-genres. I also enjoy music and a good movie.
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How And When Did You Get Started Writing?
I’ve been writing for years, but I didn’t self-publish my first book until 2017.
What Does Literary Success Look Like To You?
Of course, I would love to have my words read by many all over the world, but I count it as a success anytime a reader picks up one of my books and actually enjoys reading it. Whether it’s one person or thousands—that type of validation—to know that my words left a mark on someone is a success to me.
What Actionable Tips And Tricks Do You Have For New Writers That They Can Apply Now On Their Journey As Budding Writers?
Regardless of the genre you choose, you have to know what you’re writing about. So, my advice is if you lack the experience, do your research. Read other books in your genre. Make sure your book is well edited. Establish a social media presence and get to know your audience, as well as other authors. Create a newsletter. Have a great cover and book description. And lastly, keep writing. It’s a tedious, time consuming, sometimes discouraging process, but it is so worth it.
What Are Common Traps For Aspiring Writers?
Rushing to get to the finish line. Writing is a long process. If you rush it, your audience will feel it.
Scheduling. Set a writing schedule or set aside time daily dedicated to writing.
If You Could Tell Your Younger Writing Self Anything, What Would It Be?
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
What Are Your Favorite Books? Fiction And/ Or Non-Fiction?
There are so many, but here are a few that have stuck with me over the years.
- It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover
- Beloved – Toni Morrison
- The Choice – Nicholas Sparks
- The Air He Breathes – Brittainy C Cherry
- Say You’ll Stay – Corinne Michaels
- Promise Me – Stevie J Cole
- The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
- Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
- Raine’s Haven – Shari J Ryan
- Levitate – Kaylee Ryan
- The Weight of Rain – Mariah Dietz
- My Skylar – Penelope Ward
Anything you’d like to plug?
My newest Release:
Refined Cadence (Motion Series B2) 03/16/21
Genre: Contemporary/NewAdult Romance
- Writing From The Heart With Joshua Harestad
- Writing What You Love With Derek Prior
- Writing For More Than A Decade With Alex Stad
- Being Patient With Your Writing Career With Author Anna Katmore
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