BIW Member Interview
Bonnie Saunder’s work has appeared in local and regional publications. While in the U.S. Air Force she edited a weekly base newspaper and a 40-page, full-color, monthly magazine. She currently works with computers. She finished her first novel (unsold) and is working on the second one.
Moe: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
Bonnie Saunders: Almost from the time I could read. I spent hours making up stories and plays. My first ‘book’ was completed as a junior in high school. I still have it somewhere.
Moe: Describe three lessons you have learned about writing?
Bonnie Saunders: Writing fulfills a need I have to create. Writing means making sure your facts are correct and the story balanced. I’m speaking about non-fiction here, but it applies to fiction too. Writing is work — hard, intense; rewarding work. There is no substitute to BIC HOC TAM.
Moe: What are you working on now?
Bonnie Saunders: A novel tentatively entitled, Whole Cloth. Its themes include grieving and forgiving and getting on with life.
Moe: Do you have a favorite writing related book?
Bonnie Saunders: Oh, dear. Telling Writing by Ken Macrorie.
Moe: What is your favorite writing website?
Bonnie Saunders: Writer’s Village.
Moe: Do you have an important BIW tip you’d like to pass along?
Bonnie Saunders: Keep trying. Some months are good, some are great. Writing is the key.