Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop
It's time again for the Romance Weekly blog hop. Every Tuesday several authors from around the globe get together to answer the same three questions. This week, I posed the questions so I had better answer them.
Which type of character do you prefer writing about: Sexy, romantic, sweet, quirky, mean, old, young, smart, silly or other?
I discovered in my debut novel, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS, that I really, really LOVE creating nasty and/or quirky characters. Mrs. Biltmore is a pretentious, racist, horrible mother of the bride who drives my poor wedding planner, Suzy, crazy. I also liked creating a bad-boy cop and writing in a male POV. My hippie parents are quirky and were a blast. Plus, I loved the seventies so it was a fun throwback for me to reenact some of those memories.
Have you ever killed off (or gotten back at) an ex in your writing? On paper, of course.
YES! I won't say who exactly but it was someone I dated. And he deserves it! So far, this character is in a yet-to-be published novel. I did change his name and profession to avoid a lawsuit (yes, he'd do that!) and it was quite fun to give him his due. So, there!
What hobbies do you have that you incorporate in your writing?
Decorating, gardening (especially planting flowers), dancing, and shopping. Also enjoying wine with friends just like my characters do every Thursday at Coconuts. My characters also do crazy things that I wouldn't do and I can't wait to get them into trouble in my sequel.
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Great answers, Beth!!! I am so curious about this 'ex' and how you got your revenge ;) I used to meet up with some friends every Wednesday for brunch. I enjoyed it so much, but sadly my schedule changed and we've yet to figure out a workable plan that works for everyone :(ReplyDelete
Thanks, JJ. I love girlfriends but we've never been able to find a weekly time for get-togethers except when we worked together and had lunch. Lol about my ex... I can't tell. Not online anyway.Delete
I love living vicariously through some of my characters, too Beth.ReplyDelete
It's a fun release and better than jail time. :) Thanks for stopping by, Kim.Delete
Can't wait to get a copy of Thursday's at Coconuts! Sounds like a fun book. Great blog by the way... thanks for the questions.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mikki!! I hope you like my novel. Thx for stopping by.Delete
I'm intrigued. Can't wait to read the one where you get back at an ex. I'll really have to pay attention. Thursdays at Coconuts was really fun, so anxiously awaiting the sequel.ReplyDelete