This week the Romance Weekly crew is talking about how we like to celebrate the New Year. Hope you’ll check out Brenda Margriet’s post if you haven’t already.
We usually go out to dinner early or hubs will chase some steamed shrimp from the local market. Boring right, but we don’t like to be on the road. Partying at home, while watching the TV specials our style. This year I’m excited about Pitt Bull’s New Year’s Revolution special on Fox. Aside from his great music, the guy is an awesome front man and entertainer.
At midnight, we’ll pop the cork on some champagne and catch some of the illegal neighborhood fireworks. Hubs used to take great pride in putting on a good show until he and his buddies were almost cited. As for New Year’s resolutions, I quit making them years ago, as they usually went bust in less than a week.
JJ Devine is next on the hop. Hope you’ll also check out her sexy paranormal, Into the Darkness.
This 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.
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.) 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 Confessions 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.