Romance Weekly's Authors answer questions about serious and non-so-serious aspects of writing. Enjoy! This week's questions come from Rebekah Garniere. Great questions, Rebekah!
1. Who is your favorite character you've written and why?
Matt Stone is my favorite from my military novella Heart of Stone. He is tough, honorable and sensitive. Brave and confident, he disarms IEDs and other explosives for a living but is unsure about how to handle his attraction for his best friend's sister.
2. Do you prefer to write your Hero or Heroine?
Most of the time, it's the hero I identify with best. I'm independent, no nonsense and goal oriented. Basically, I have many characteristics that are typically associated with the male of the species.
3. What are the three things you can't write without?
Chocolate, music and reference books. My two vices are books and chocolate. Music either inspires me, helps me get into the mood with the setting or scene I'm writing and/or drowns out distractions. If the purpose is isolating myself from distractions, the music must be instrumental. I listen to the words and like (squirrel!) that, I'll be reminiscing about the last time I heard the song, where it was, how I imagine the scene of the video...
I love books. Real, physical books. I especially love reference books. My favorites? The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt, Celtic Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion and Magick) by D.J. Conway and any reference books on architecture, religion, culture, art, gardening and the paranormal. They are all sticky noted. It would be sacrilege to dog ear any book. (Gasp!)
Hop on over to the always lovely and lively Sarah Hegger, writer of medieval romance. The Bride Gift is due out May 2014. She had me at "quixotic."
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Romance writer. Paranormal and contemporary. Mother of two and wife of perfect husband. Love the environment, travel and reading.
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