What advice would you give another writer who believes they have writer’s block?
Describe your creative process in writing a book? From research, to drafts, to goal setting, to edits and beta readers.
We’ve all experienced the naysayers who put up roadblocks for our writing passion, but what about those wonderful people who helped you nurture your gift? Please share some inspirational stories for those generous people in your life who have helped you write and sparked your passion.
Bonus points for sharing a story of how you paid the kindness forward to another writer. I know it’s hard to brag, but sometimes hearing a good story of support can inspire more of the same gestures.
Answer any one or all:
1.) What’s your favorite way to select a character’s name? (Do you have any favorite GO TO resource links?)
2.) Do you care about name origins or meanings?
3.) How do you select names for a character with different ethnic backgrounds?
1.) What kind of research do you do on your books? (Please share some of your favorite resource links.)
2.) How long do you spend researching before you begin writing a book?
What is the best way to market your books? Any new tips? What are people talking about?
If you could be ANY age again for ONE DAY, what age would be be and why?
How would your current main character answer the following questions? (For an added degree of difficulty, write your answers in the voice of your character.)
1.) Who is your closest friend?
2.) What is the worst thing you did as a teenager?
3.) What would you die for?
Many writers develop the passion to write because they were avid readers as children. The rabid craze wouldn’t be denied and years later, they have come face to face with an amazing addiction for self-expression.
If you didn’t write, what else would you have done to fill the void? What other forms of self-expression would have taken hold of you? Do you have a secret talent?
What ONE thing would you give up to become a better writer?
This could be ANYTHING, like a pledge for Lent or a sacrifice to the Writing Gods or a resolution to cutting back on nasty habits that hinder your work. Time to confess.