RB and Ella: The Come On! Interview

Hey guys, it’s Ella here. When RB told me she’d finished the first draft of her new book, after I picked my jaw up off of the floor (and finished my tantrum) I asked her if she would do a post about how she works. Since I had specific questions she let me interview her, which was awesome, but the post got really long so we broke it up into three separate posts. Here’s the first part of the interview. We’ll put up the next tomorrow and the third the day after. Enjoy! Continue reading

RB: No, Uh-uh, Sorry, Can’t Do It

READING: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

LISTENING: Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardian Series Book 1) by Dianne Duvall

(**Warning: If you’re waiting until the television series of A Game of Thrones is complete before watching it or waiting until George R.R. Martin’s novel series of A Song of Ice and Fire is written before you read it, you may want to avoid this post.)

In my quest to be a better author, I’ve come across a few articles that list the dos and don’ts of writing. One big don’t: Being too nice to your characters. Continue reading

RB: Pinterest, anyone?

I’ve been thinking about joining Pinterest. To me, it would be like an online collage. Yeah! I’m a visual writer. I enjoyed putting together a collage for Callie’s story. I spent waaay more time than necessary at craft stores and too much money on several different types of glue, but it was worth it in the end. Whenever I’m stuck on plot or character, I look at my collage and instantly become immersed in her world. I thought readers might get a kick out of seeing what I see when I write. So, when the Pinterest idea hit, I Googled the ins and outs of it and found one hitch: copyright protected photos. The pics I used for Callie’s collage are filled with images that I could not legally pin without getting approval. Google did steer me toward copy free image sites and that might work for future novels, but not so much for the current ones.

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RB: Muse

Some writers call it instinct. J.R. Ward calls it her Rice Krispies. I sometimes call it the voices in my head, but mostly I call it by my characters’ names.

I’ve been writing for many years now. I’ve had stories in my head demanding to be let free since high school, but it’s only recently that my characters have actually been strong enough to talk to me. And that is the most awesome feeling.

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