Q&A with Jenetta M. Bradley

Early in 2014 two sisters decided to write a book together. They had no set plan and no rules. One sister would write a section when she finished she would hand it off. They continued to pass it back and forth with minimal discussion of the storyline until the book was completed. In Life on Fire by Jenetta M. Bradley and Karen D. Bradley, Brooklyn Saunders’ week day excursion to a club to get her mind off her ex sets her life ablaze, personally and professionally. We will have to wait until 2015 to see what happened to heat up Brooklyn’s life. However, we sat down with Jenetta M. Bradley for a brief question and answer session.

 

What was the experience like writing a book with your sister?

Writing with Karen was challenging in a great way. It forced me to step out of my writing comfort zone and to learn how to change direction often. I now have a new writing perspective.

 

What inspires you to write?

I love connecting to a story while writing. A great story should speak to the author as well as the reader, when that occurs I’m inspired to write.

 

What were some of the challenges you incurred working with her?

Not having full control of the storyline was the greatest challenge. I’d have my sights heading in one direction and she would send it in the opposite direction. I think Life on Fire will be better because of this challenge because readers will have a hard time guessing where the story is going.

 

How has writing changed your life?

It has been a wonderful outlet for my creativity and a means to help endure during life’s crisis. In the time of crisis it has been therapeutic.

 

What is the best advice you’ve been given as an author?

Never edit your own work. Invest in a good editor.

 

What other projects are you working? What’s next for you?

I’m currently working on my interactive blog fiction SSMD. I post weekly updates to the story. I’m writing my first non-fiction entitled Believing God which shares my journey through a health scare. As if that isn’t enough I’m excited about publishing a children’s book written with my son Julian.

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