Some great questions this week provided by Leslie Hachtel
1. Do you prefer to write futuristic, contemporary or historical romances and why?
I have never written a futuristic story before, so can’t comment on that.
I do enjoy writing contemporary, as it’s much easier to just go with the flow as I know language and setting and things.
But I prefer writing historical, because, well, you can really have fun with it 😀 I like the language, the social differences, the settings. Everything from history just adds that bit more excitement to a story.
Contemporary is nice, but everyone knows today’s world is kinda meh. Where as with history you can really romanticise it!
2. What is your favourite time in history and how and why does it inspire you?
Oh, what a toughie!
I would have said Ancient Roman times, but then I researched it for my last book and have kind of gone off the idea now!
I guess medieval times probably. All those knights in shining armour, beautiful dresses and castles. How can that not inspire a writer? 😀
3. How has your life experience contributed to your writing?
I’m not really sure. I haven’t led a very exciting life, I tend to be a rather careful person, not taking many risks.
Though I was never a fan of school, I worked hard, but I never liked it. So, I would often (always!) daydream during class. I think that helped keep my imagination and let it grow. I believe one of my strengths as a writer is my ability to see things visually in my head, and that means I can write things to even a small detail as I can see it play like a movie in my mind.
Maybe all those hours not paying attention to class and playing out stories in my head instead are paying off. Who says school isn’t good for anything? 😀
Now let’s go see what Carrie Elks has to say on the subject!
> Stolen- Final read out. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, formatting, marketing).
> The Queen’s Jester- Final edits. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, final read-out, formatting, marketing).
> Third Manuscript- Final edits. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, formatting, marketing).
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