Questions and Answers
Why did you want to write a book about the Holocaust?
How is this book different than other books about the Holocaust?
Am I Jewish? Do I have the right to write this book?
Where did the passion for writing come from?
In April of 2013, I decided to take a writing class, just for fun. Our first assignment was to write five pages of a book we’d like to write. At that moment, I made an internal deal with myself. If I got good feedback on that assignment I was going to go for it, I was going to keep going and write this book. The feedback was amazing! And here we are … a little over two years later. What a journey this has been!
Is writing a book hard? What was my process?
For the most part, my writing is mapped out in my mind and I write from there. For instance, I knew I wanted to write about the Holocaust, I knew I wanted to write about a survivor and there would be a reunion of some sort. One day in the car, driving home from work, I was listening to the Les Miserables soundtrack and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” came on – while listening to that song, Malka was created!
Do you write every day?
Do you hang out with other authors?
On October 3rd I start teaching a Creative Writing course at the Dover Adult Learning Center. It runs for 8 weeks, every Saturday from 9am – 12pm. Like to write? Join me! Contact Info: Darlene@dalc-online.org to register.