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Rev. Dr. Deborah Simpson

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Interview with WhoHub
Tuesday, March 17, 2009  9:46:00 AM

by Rev. Dr. Deborah Simpson

Deborah Simpson's interview with WhoHub

What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote? I do not recall the first book I read, but I remember a book I read entitled, "Lovers & Gamblers" and it completely engrossed me from beginning to end. I still have that worn-out paperback, it will always remain a classic to me. I began writing around the age of nine. I was sent to my room and I was so upset over the situation, that I picked up a piece of paper, scrolled it into my manual typewriter and wrote a poem about how I felt. It was all downhill after that - the pen and paper have never left my side. I would say aside from my mother, the first people to read what I wrote were close friends.

What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it? Actually, I have more than one favorite genre and they are inspirational, metaphysical, religious/spiritual and poetry. lists all of my published books to date.

What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
When writing my poetry, I often get a word or a phrase in my mind and it will not leave me until I write about it. I title my poetry after I have written it. With respect to writing my inspirational passages, I often pick up pen and blank piece of paper and let my words create themselves. The metaphysical book that I am currently writing is an entirely different experience. I get a feeling or a vision and the best way to describe it is when I sit down to write, the words seem to come through me. It is effortless, really.

What type of reading inspires you to write? Inspirational reading inspires me to write.

What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story? In my opinion, the basic ingredients of a story are a gripping subject, well-developed characters, attention to chronology, a well-designed plot, proper attention to detail and an ending that fits.

What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person? Definitely third person.

Does reader feed-back help you? Absolutely. Reader feed-back is essential and helps on many levels. For one, it is impossible to know if what you have written accurately conveys the message you are trying to deliver. Reviews, whether good or bad help a writer to develop their creativity and to better appeal to their audience.

Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards? I have participated in international writing competitions and have won awards for my work.

Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust? Absolutely. It is impossible to edit your own work. Getting the opinions of others helps immensely with inconsistencies and with certain mistakes that you, as the author, would not be able to pick up. When you create a work, you are too close to it to see it from the perspective of a reader.

Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for? It took me many years of searching for my voice, as I was always trying to catch my conscious up with my spirit. While writing "The Constellation of Omens," I finally found "my voice" and it fits me like a glove.

What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information? I am the founder and adminstrator of two online networks:

I also use various other sites on the internet to share experiences and information such as Myspace and my own personal blog page at

Additional networks I have founded and administrate:

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