All About Denesha Sheree
Where are you from? I am originally from Detroit Michigan, however I am a military brat so I have lived all over the United States and sometimes overseas. I think the most accomplishing moment for me was overcoming adversity while graduating with a degree in Linguistic Studies.
Denesha’s Journey into Writing
I began writing as an escape from the things that I encountered in my life at that time. I remember writing a short story in my sophomore year of college. The professor wanted us to read each other’s paper. The student that received mine took my paper to the professor because she loved it. That following class, he decided to read it out loud. I remember seeing the look on the faces of my other classmates. They were captured by the story line and very in tuned with the story itself. The professor wanted me to have the story published in a school text book. That was the first time that I felt like I had something special and that I had the potential of becoming a writer.
I was inspired by a dream and that is how my first book came about. Readers with open minds inspire me to write. The most challenging thing about being a writer is marketing and readers who focus on one specific genre.
In terms of marketing, you don’t want to burn people out with advertising but on the other hand, you need for people to see your work. It’s like the luck of the draw, because either people are going to say “This must be a good read, I need to rush out and get it.” Then you will have readers that say “I’m sick of seeing this advertisement”, as they walk right passed your advertisement. Sometimes people who only read one specific genre cannot grasp the style or language variations of other styles of writing. This type of reader may rate your story low.
I intend to make writing my career because I enjoy it and in my heart I know this is a craft that was given to me. I’m not concerned with getting fame or the money. I enjoy writing to provide a means of escape for my readers and myself. My style of writing is just indescribable and can’t be put in a box.
The Yellow Clutch Society by Denesha Sheree
Can you share a little of your current work with us? I currently have a super suspenseful Novella out called “The Yellow Clutch Society” It was crazy because this story came to me super-fast. I wanted to be able to toy with my readers mind and take their imagination to another level. In order for me to do this, I had to create a twisted-wicked and suspenseful tale that starts fast and ends fast.
How did you develop your plot and characters? I built the plot around secrets within a secret society. The character’s personalities are based on my imagination and a little bit of me and two other friends who I hold dear to heart. They love the story by the way (laughing).
The Yellow Clutch Society can be purchased from the following links:
The Writing Life of Denesha Sheree
Who is your favorite author and why? Stephen King is my favorite author. He is by far the King of toying with readers emotions.
Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Yes, You can expect many more Novellas from me as I plan to build a Dynasty full of Novella’s where my readers can follow an ongoing tale of wicked romance, seduction, suspense, thriller and mystery all in one little Novella.
Have you started another book yet? I am currently working on a tale of Two Novella’s “Damon’s Die-Nasty” and Mirror’s Mirror” following up with a Novella called “Ring Burial”. I will also be teaming up in 2013 with Author Stephanie Norris on a hot Novella entitled “Wife Swap”, so I am really excited about that.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself making a movie series of my Novella’s.
How do you deal with bad reviews? For everyone it’s different. Of course, you get crushed after getting your first one. Then you start to realize that everyone is not going to like your work. Everyone will not be able to grasp your story line, especially if they are not interested in that genre. Some people love to be the first to smash a bad review upon an author with good reviews. You just have to keep going. In this business, you are open for all kinds of attacks. Everyone all of a sudden is an English teacher or an editor. (Laughing) You can’t allow that to discourage you from your craft. You simply can’t please everyone.
What contributes to making a writer successful? Persistence, determination, balancing your marketing techniques. But most of all being able to hear the actual tones of each character as you are writing the story.
Do you have any advice for writers? Don’t look for fame or money, just write. Try and establish some originality in your style of writing that will make you stand out from the rest.
Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? I appreciate you in so many ways. I will do my best to bring you stories that will make you escape from your hard day at work or any type of harsh reality of your surroundings. I want to make you think outside the box. A writer is nothing without you!
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If you could have any supernatural power, what would it be and why? I would be a Healer. My reason: Healing a person of a terminal disease, in order to give them a chance to explore their actual purpose of existing.
Thanks Denesha for visiting and Happy Writing!