It is so nice to have friends who will give you their honest opinions. I respect honesty. I was reading a comment that a friend wrote on one of my manuscripts and thought, wow, that is unique, why didn't I think of that. I read an article about fan-fiction and how reading some fan-fiction about your own work can spark new and exciting ideas because your audience could connect with any of your characters and not just the main character. Reading the article and reading my friend's comments were nice reminders to be creative, be unique, and to think outside the box.
Sharon loves to read mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. She loves the fact that a book can take you anywhere if you let it.