It’s that time of the week already!
Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favourite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.
1. How do you find the appropriate setting for the story, or does it find you?
It tends to find me! I have a very vivid imagination, so when a story idea starts forming in my head I can tend to see the setting along with it almost straight away. As I write quite different sub-genres of romance, my settings do vary, the one I am writing at the moment was a real place so that had to have a lot of research, but my others are set in places where I had more freedom.
2. What is your support system for your writing? Family, friends, other writers?
My family is incredibly supportive, and I never would have started this journey without the unwavering support of my mum and sister. My best friend has always been encouraging and I couldn’t do this without him either, even when he has little time to himself he always finds time to help me. So thank you to them!
When I started this journey and blog, I also hoped to find fellow bloggers to maybe connect with and wow! The support is unbelievable. The writing community I have found through blogging is so helpful, optimistic, and supportive of each other it is so motivating.
There is also a group of ladies on facebook I chat to, and I know I can always turn to them when I run into specific problems. They are a great group and such fun to chat with, so thank you to them also: Winterbayne, Taylor Grace, Nancy H. Doyle, Sonia Lathem.
3. What is the worst writing advice you ever received and how did you deal with it?
Hm, I’m not sure 😀 I am pretty happy to take advice wherever I find it. Though there has been a couple of articles lately on the awful and terrible adverb. I tend to gloss over that advice, because personally I don’t mind an adverb or two, and I encourage writers to write how they want and not always focus on the advice given out by publishers or ‘real’ writers who say everyone should write in a certain way.
Sometimes, you got to break rules to create something incredible.
Now find out what Leslie Hachtel has to say on the subject!
Also, a big GOOD LUCK to all those participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month and those doing the A-Z blog challenge. You are brave people! 😀
Word Count: 7720 (41,605 total word count).
Status of Third Manuscript: Writing first draft (will it ever end? :D).