Writers on Writing – Blog Hop

RomanceWeeklyThis week’s questions for our author group are from Beth Carter. Hope you’ve already visited with Carrie Elks. Now, let’s get to it:

What’s your favorite aspect of novel writing? Dialogue? Setting? Conflict? Narration? Explain.

I enjoy dialog and it shows in my writing style.  It’s fun to work in verbal irony because most people say one thing and mean another. I try to weave setting and conflict in during character interaction. I tend to use narration in sequels after a scene ends in conflict. I love to write snarky dialog and internal monolog. Having worked in such an environment for a long time, I learned sarcastic humor that’s now serves me.

Dune Burger
The original Dune Burger on the Outer Banks in the Town of Nags Head. Jennette’s Pier is located across the beach road.

How do you choose the setting for your plot? Are they always similar settings or does it vary? (i.e., small town, big city, castle, etc.) I write contemporary and have based my brand on local beach areas in coastal Virginia and North Carolina. Thus far, I’ve only set my characters in suburbia or small towns.  Although the Outer Banks is far from small town anymore, my hero is a firefighter in the area, which has a small public safety community, and lends to a small town feel.

I’m a big six-word memoir fan. (Hemingway even wrote one.)bittingnails Describe your writing day using just six words.

Coffee, computer, and gnashing of teeth.

My novella, White Doe, turns a year old this week and is 99c on Amazon.  I’ll be interviewing Shane, my hero on Cocky ConfessionsWhiteDoe_EbookCover_299x4448 this Friday. Stop by and see what a sexy, Native American shifter has to confess 😉 Now it time for your to check out Mikki Cober answers.

 

 

 

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