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This is my first week on this blog with such an amazing group of writers. Kim Handysides http://kimhandysides.com was the previous stop. If you missed her, swing back around or you’ll miss an amazing picture of Jake Gyllenhaal.
When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?
I plot and plot and plot my ideas. In the middle of the story, I completely change my direction and my plot, but I’m usually in a good place by then and the changes make the story better.
I have one manuscript I’m currently tearing apart and moving the end to the middle and making the middle the end. The change strengthens the motivations of the characters and brings the book to a more satisfying end.
How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?
Everything in life influences my writing. I especially love watching how people treat others in good times and bad. Some are genuine, some are self-centered, and there are people who will appear helpful, but would rather slit a friend’s throat than let him get ahead in life.
I never use a real person as inspiration for a character. The character comes from a bundle of personality traits, emotions, and personal backstory. Any similarities are purely coincidental!!!
Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.
Dane is the hero I’m working with on my current manuscript. He’s handsome, loyal, and deadly. Although he’s hesitant to become the hero of this book, he easily out matches my most Alpha hero from my last book. And gives him a bloody lip, just to prove who’s now in control.
Let’s get another perspective and see what Rhenna Morgan has to say about her writing process, especially the part about finding ideas at Target- I’m going shopping there this afternoon to find my own inspiration!
Rhenna Morgan http://rhennamorgan.com/blog/
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