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Mercedes Terzol, author of 999 Ways 2 Say No 2 A “No-Good Man”
In an analytical, inspirational and creative manner, 999 Ways 2 Say No 2 A “No-Good Man” takes an uncensored look into the ways of the no-good man and exposes him for who he truly is. 999 Ways encourages women to transform their pain into power by looking inward. Women will learn that independence and a new beginning are not just limited to July 4 and January 1.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write 999 Ways 2 Say No 2 a “No-Good Man”?
Mercedes Terzol: After a very difficult experience with someone I thought was my soul mate, I was inspired to reteach important and basic concepts of arithmetic: subtraction and addition. My message to women is simple. Subtract the negative so that you can add the positive.
JP: What sets 999 Ways 2 Say No 2 a “No-Good Man” apart from other novels in its genre?
MT: It’s raw. It’s emotionally provocative. Everything that takes place in real life is expressed in 999 Ways. I’ve also managed to analyze and shed light to ongoing of self-esteem and relationship issues that women go through.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to 999 Ways 2 Say No 2 a “No-Good Man” getting out to the public?
MT: Dedication and faith. For the past 3 years I have been advertising and spearheading my own campaign. I have no help or professional guidance. My book is self-help, and I rely on and have faith in my own ability to get ahead.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish 999 Ways 2 Say No 2 a “No-Good Man”?
MT: My writing process is very unique because it’s not traditional. I start from the back and move forward. With this book, I finished the last chapter before I began the first. I also concentrate on the details before I come up with the general or overall concept.
JP: What’s next for Mercedes Terzol?
MT: Possibly law school or more writing. My future is definitely an open book!
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