Romance Weekly's Authors answer questions about serious and non-so-serious aspects of writing. Enjoy! This week's questions come from Julie Abdinoor! Thanks for the thoughtful questions, Julie!
1. What ages are your characters?
So far, all of my characters are in their thirties and forties. Since that is where I am in my life, I can say with certainty that both men and women with experience and wisdom can be sultry, sexy, and sophisticated. When I started writing, it was because I wanted to read realistic romances about characters I can identify with.
I have plans for a middle grades or YA adventure/mystery story and I can see writing characters in their late twenties. Perhaps because I made some foolish choices in my early twenties I don't want to revisit those years.
2. What special things or places inspire you to write?
Many times images I see on social media or the internet inspire my settings, but normally it's people who inspire me. I am a total people watcher; I invent their backstories from what I observe. Sometimes I just "what if" situations and that reverie turns to an element of the story.
3. What is the one message you hope women will receive when they read your stories?
Power resides in every single woman. Only you can relinquish that power, only you allow someone else control over your life. Discover your innate gifts, develop them and take risks. With love, you can make dreams reality.
Check out Amy Jarecki's blog where you'll find her answers about characters, inspiration and the message she wants to share. Considering her heroes are Highland hotties, her blog is a must visit!
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