How do you spend an afternoon off?
Creating secret Pinterest boards for each of my main characters.
Going through my book outline and checking it twice
Crafting poetry and eloquent prose
Daydreaming about far off lands
What's your favorite thing to write?
Magical, distant lands
A cliff hanger. Muahahaha! Now the reader will stay up all night!
The perfect scene and setting
When a book idea comes to you, it comes to you in the form of...
A person. I have to explain the story of the man who picked up his child from school with the stack of cash he robbed from the bank still in his car.
A brilliant plot. Nothing makes me happier than getting to the end of a book only to realize I've been fooled the whole time.
The first line of my book. It's thought provoking and well written.
Definitely a stunning setting. I can see it now, the trees are shriveled and dried, an icy wind howls through the air...
You read something that inspires you. You pick up your pen and...
Start writing a scene in which my main character is thrown into this new scenario.
Start brainstorming ways to incorporate this inspiration into my world.
Set it back down again. Better think through this some more before I can capture the essence of it perfectly...
Immediately start scribbling down notes to file away in my master document.
What's your favorite part of a book?
Page turner. If you keep me up late at night I hate you... really I love you...
The quality of the writing. If it sounds at all like another teenage vampire book I'm out.
The characters. Team Peeta all the way!
The setting. Give me Middle Earth or Narnia any day over real earth.
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