Romance Weekly's Authors answer questions about serious and non-so-serious aspects of writing. Enjoy! This week's questions come from Leslie Hachtel.
1. Do you prefer to write futuristic, contemporary or historical romances and why?
I prefer to write contemporary. Writing futuristic requires a lot of world building. Historical requires accurately representing the time period in every way: dress, language, customs and social structures. When I write contemporary, I can focus on the characters and the plot. I have mad respect for historical, sci fi and fantasy writers because they have to create a world that is realistic to today's readers.
2. What is your favorite time in history and how and why does it inspire you?
The 4th and 5th centuries AD in the British Isles, the Celts had an unusual civilization where men and women had great equality. The legends and mythology of the Celtic gods inspire my paranormal stories. I think my Welsh ancestry innately connects me to these mystic people.
3. How has your life experience contributed to your writing?
Since hindsight is 20/20, I use the many mistakes I've made and experiences I've shared to infuse depth into my characters. Everyone has loved and lost and everyone has skeletons in the closet. Everyone. Sometimes shining a light on those artifacts reveals a different kind of truth. Sometimes the daylight dispels those ghosts of the past. It's what makes writing so cathartic.
Hop on over to always marvelous Meggan Connor's blog to take a peek inside her author's mind. She's one of those amazing historical romance writers!
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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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