KC Writes Interview-Pam Eglinski
I had a great time interviewing Pamela Eglinski for my KC Writes interview series. Pam and I first met through Kansas City Writers Group, and we worked together on Volume 10 of Kansas City Voices.
We had tons of fun talking about:
- The challenges of writing: novels, novellas, and anthologies. Pam talks about how each form is a beast of their own.
- How her art background can serve as inspiration, and how a Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec fits into her current time-travel historical novella.
- The gift and curse of having a writer’s observation skills. And how observing the real world helps make stories stronger—even when writing stories about otherworldly creatures like mermaids.
- Pam’s tricks to focus herself and get work done.
- The tricky line of research and writing, and if the story line comes first or the research?
- Traveling to the end of the Silk Road in China, and how travel plays into the authenticity of her writing.
- What being a member of the Alliance for Independent Authors has done for Pam.
- And so much more, including my favorite the part where I put Pam on the spot in the speed questions round.
You can listen to the whole podcast at: http://jessica-conoley.podomatic.com/
I round out every interview by asking about three KC Creatives we need to keep our eye on. Pam had a hard time choosing individuals and chose to talk about the great community Kansas City has built for creative people, our beautiful Kaufman Arts Center, and the Nelson Atkins Museum.
Learn more about Pam’s work at: http://writerpamelaeglinski.com