Julia T. Williams | The Next Big Thing — Parallel Pasts
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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The Next Big Thing — Parallel Pasts

A big thank you to Shonell Bacon (blog) for the tag. In all my social life, I’d have to say this is my first tag. I’m feeling pretty honored.


It’s a list of questions for you to answer in regards to your work in progress (WIP).  Several authors have been tagged and is making its way around the blogsphere.  You know how we writers love to talk about our work, past and present, so this is our opportunity.  Plus, I think the more we talk about what we’re working on, the more excited and motivated we become to keep it moving.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Parallel Pasts is a journey of two lost souls whose pasts attract them to each other in a way that causes them to question everything they’ve thought of themselves to be true.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be published under Strebor Books.
What genre does this book fall under?
I will have to say it is a combination of genres.  Contemporary fiction infused with a dose of drama and romance, and the rhythmic flow of poetry.  It’s basically my interpretation of the blues in the form of literature.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
This is a rather loaded question for me.  It took roughly eight years to get it to a level I was happy with.  It went through several revisions, dropped characters, character name and title changes throughout the years.  And as a new writer, it took a little while to develop and learn my voice.  My next novel won’t take nearly as long. (chuckle)
What other books would you compare this book to in the same genre?
As far as genre is concerned, it all depends on what the publisher lists it as.  But from my reading, I haven’t read a book that compares to the genre I created for fiction in my head. (smile)  I have read, however, a book that compares in intensity and pace.  The Memory Thief by Emily Colin.  I felt her words.  That’s my hope for when people read Parallel Pasts; to feel what’s being said.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’d have to say Fatima and Corythe main characters inspired me to write this book.  It was them who came and whispered their story in my ear while I was bored on my then j-o-b.  My life has not been the same.  I hope I have made them proud.
What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest?
I’d rather let the pages do the piquing. (wink)
Here are my tags:
1.  Del Sandeen (website, Twitter)
2.  Juli Cragg Hilliard (website, Twitter)
3.  Tyora Moody (website, Twitter)
4.  Jolina Petersheim (blog, Twitter)
5.  Lolita Files (website, Twitter)

Whether you decide to answer the questions or not is up to you.  Hope you do, as I’d love to hear what you’re working on.  Happy Writing!

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