I have story lines for future novels stored away, but not future characters. I do keep detailed list of information for current characters.
What does your work space/office look like?
If I only have a short time to write, I will write on my bed, with my laptop and a comfy blanket. My files are electronic so I don’t need an extensive paper filing system. I do have a nearby corner bookshelf for any reference books I need.If I have a longer time slot to write or feel unmotivated I will go to the public library. I schedule myself to go there at least once a week. Being surrounded by books is inspirational as well as keeps distractions to a minimum.
What is your go-to snack when writing?
Green tea, fruit, and some protein (either cheese or nuts) or chocolate and coffee as needed.
If you could only recommend one NOVEL, what would it be? Why?
I would recommend George MacDonald’s The Wise Woman. He has such insight into human nature that doesn’t compare with anything else I have ever read.
If you could only recommend one CRAFT book (writing, no crocheting), what would it be? Why?
I would recommend The Plot Thickens. I am new to writing novels and was coming from the non-fiction world. This book asked so many questions about characterization and was really helpful in developing interesting story lines
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you so much for asking me to do the interview. It’s been lots of fun.
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