An Interview with Xan Tucker



About the Author

Xan Tucker is a poetry and romance writer. She is from Hughes, Arkansas and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and dual Masters in Public Administration and Business Administration. She is a Business Analyst and entrepreneur by day. As lover of words, she is a writer by night. Xan’s creativity and ability to wordplay makes her a prolific writer. In addition to writing, she enjoys cooking, running, volunteering, and traveling.

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An Interview with Xan Tucker

Describe yourself in five words: Reserved, adventurous, creative, ambitious, and loving

What do you write about? Love and romance

What do you think makes a good story? I think love, romance, and sex makes a good story.

Why do you write?  When I write poetry it is usually because I’m dealing with some type of emotion and that’s the best way I can communicate.  When I write romance novels it’s because I’ve been in a situation or heard of a situation that makes for a good story line.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer? The best way to become a better writer is by reading and writing more. Having someone critique your work is very important as well.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story? The most challenging aspect of writing is forgetting a really good idea.  I’m a spare of the moment kind of writer.  Sometimes, I see, hear, or read something that sparks an idea.  If I don’t write it down immediately, I will most likely forget it.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?  I face my fears and self-doubts head on.  It’s uncomfortable at first but I just like to take the plunge from time to time.  This isn’t to say I do it right away.  I usually ask myself, “What do you have to lose?”  This is after a couple of back and forths.

Have you always enjoyed writing?  I have always enjoyed creative writing.  Technical and academic writing not so much.  I don’t really like to follow grammar rules so creative writing works best me.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?   Marketing is definitely the hardest part for me.  I self-published and writing has always been fun for me.  Marketing my product has been hardest only because I never envisioned sharing my poetry.

 Do you find it hard to share your work? Sometimes, I do find it hard to share my work, especially with those who know me.  Because my work is some of my most personal experiences, I’m hesitant to share with those who know me for fear of judgement.

 What else do you do, other than write? Besides writing, I enjoy running.  I do a lot of running.  I also enjoy traveling.  Traveling contributes to some of my romance story lines as you will see in upcoming work.  I also like to cook, volunteer, and mentor.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? I usually get an idea out of the blue so most of my initial writing starts on my phone and I eventually transfer it over to my laptop.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  My most recent work: Writings from the Soul – A Love Story is a compilation of poems that are a summation of my dating and relationship experiences over the last decade. I wrote it because I read some of my other poems and the newer ones I saw a transformation that I hadn’t realized had taken place.  My earlier poems revealed insecurities, self-doubt, and emotional instability.  My most recent poems show emotional growth, self-confidence, and a different mindset when it comes to relationships and dating.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?  I hope people will be able to relate to the poems in the book.  I hope they will be able to read the book in its entirety and witness the emotional growth and self-confidence.

Writings from the Soul – A Love Story is now available on Amazon. 

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