Wednesday, November 25, 2009


How many character perspectives do you normally write from? (So far just man char)

How do you separate Thoughts, with quotes or the use of italics or in some other way? (Quotes so far, with he/she though after it)
I have read not to use italics when sending your MS to agents/publishers. If you want to emphasize something it should be underlined, but does not clarify on how thoughts should be written... any advice will help thx

Have you ever had issues you hate in books, trying to force their way into your story, like love Drama, fake friends or liars, or characters that commit the same mistakes over and over again. I have these issues cropping up all the time, and since I hate to read books with those problems I try and not let it happen. But no matter what I do my characters seem to push me in this direction.

So here is the question.
Should I let the story take course in the manner it so chooses, as I have done so far, even though I hate those issues.

Or should I force my views on the story to fit my way of liking?
Any thought or past experience will help.

Thx for reading and any response you might leave…

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Series...

I just started reading the, Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Series.

The beginning is a little confusing, but the first book was well worth the read. So good in fact I am going to get all 11, to bad the last book will have to be written by a dif person since Jordan is dead…

What series or book would you recommend to a beginning reader of books? (I used to hate Books, but thankfuly that changed)Preferably fantasy, sword and sorcery, medieval fantasy, epic or high fantasy or book similar to that genre… thx

On a side note I have already started to read Terry Brooks High druid series, and probably continue with all of his books. Also Terry Goodkind did not work for me. I thought his books were horribly written.

Any thoughts… thx for your time.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Working for a living sucks...

Man I hate working for a living...

It sucks to come home from a 12 hr day, and try to write your night away. As you all know, once you get into the grove time slips away so rapidly I tend to believe in time travel.

I can only dream one day I can make my career in writing. then 8 hrs of writing will drift away so fast that it will not be work. And that is all I really need to fill successful. Doing what I love when I want to do it.
What is better than that?

I know you all feel my pain in one way or another, plz share your exp...

On a side note, when did you know you wanted to be a writer? Or how did you set your mind to becoming an author and setting you mind to never giving up and always striving to be a writer no matter what happens or who said you couldn't or shouldn't be one...

Thx for any thoughts you share...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What if ?

What would you do, if you could sell your book but have no say in the cover design? (I must have a say or I won’t get published)

Let’s go a step further and say you did sell the book. But hate the cover with all you heart, and the only way out was to cancel your agreement. Would you let it be published with the cover you hated or Bag the deal? (Answer above. the cover means everything, a bad cover to me = bad sales)

What if you could sell your book but the main Characters names would have to be changed to names you hated. Would you let it go to get published or bag the deal? (I am married to my main 3 chars names, I must have them or I will just forget it)

What if they asked you to change the main idea or theme of your book to get published? Would you go ahead and do it, or bag the deal? (If it makes my story stronger and I see the bigger picture, sure I’ll do it. But yet again if I don’t agree… just forget it…

Just a few thought that floated into my head, during my all night writing session.

Thx for your time...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Where do you write?

Where do you write? At a desk, coffee shop, on your porch, in bed?

(I write at my computer desk, located in the corner of my living room. Wish I had a study to isolate myself from any interruptions, maybe someday.)

Do you find it better to write in that same location every time you try and write?

(I have no input here, since I have not tried to write any other place.)

Are you a writer that writes no matter what, or just when you’re feeling the story or passion of said story?

(I know i have asked this question before so bare with me. I have to write when i am inspired to, or it is garbage.)

Do you listen to music or drink the same thing or do anything every time you write, to help your mind get into the writing zone?

(I listen to the harry potter audio book series, and try to block out distracting noises that comes from having 2 kids. I have listened to them so many times that actually hearing what is being said is not a concern. It is more for focusing my mind and going to that writing place we all know and love.)

Thx for any input. Of course my answers are in ( )

Friday, November 6, 2009

to much to drink...

Ok i have had to much to drink tonight....

i just wanted to ask if you became a best seller and could make writing a career. where would you live?

who would you take with you if money was not an object?

would you want to be active in the filming of your book. like chars and story content? or just sell the right not caring what they did?