Do you argue with your characters? Occasionally I will argue with them, in my head and it often comes down to me having not paid attention to begin with… as in with most arguments. I just have to back up and reevaluate a previous situation to determine the direction the story should have been going in.
How do you escape writer’s block? I know this is redundant but I have to stop and go back to find out where I made a wrong turn in the story line. Once I feel comfortable and figure that out then my wheels start turning. For me the writing should be smooth and the characters should develop easily or it isn’t working and needs to be reevaluated. A time or two I have actually woken up in the middle of the night, turned on my computer and changed the beginning of a book. Turned out that was what was wrong and from there the rest of the story fell into place. Another time, in Strong, actually I was 180 pages into the book when I had a dream of Wolf. I woke up and deleted everything back to like page sixty and started over. It was a decision that made the book for me.
What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received? Just keep writing, and let your heart lead you.
What’s your writing fuel? If I didn’t write I’d go crazy. I have these stories in my head and I have to get them out. It is my therapy.
Coffee, Tea, or Hard Liqour: Coffee a.m. / Vodka or Wine, pm,
Hot, Cold or Warm: I want to be warm I’m most often cold.