We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Pamela N. Harris! In this episode we discussed:
The importance of writing characters that look like yourself
The long journey of selling a book
Having to shift gears
Being kind to your own writer self
The important question to ask when criticizing yourself
The importance of writing community
The fear of “no”
Changing our views on rejection
Rituals as a way to care for your mind
Breaking down your writing goals
Pamela N. Harris was born and somewhat raised in Newport News, VA—also affectionately known as “Bad News.” A former school counselor by day, she received her BA in English and a Master’s in school counseling at Old Dominion University, her MFA in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a PhD in counselor education and supervision at William and Mary. When she isn’t writing, Pam is re-watching Leonardo DiCaprio movies, chasing after her toddler son, and pretending to enjoy exercising. When You Look Like Us is her debut novel. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Pamela hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, and her website. Find Pam’s book, When You Look Like Us on our bookshop.org affiliate account, or find them at the venue of your choice!
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Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran