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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Virtual Event part 2

Well I had my Virtual Event and it went very well. I had some amazing people with amazing questions. Here is the link for a partial text of the event;!/note.php?note_id=129143120479934&id=162131603803045

It brought up questions and ideas that I wouldn't have thought of because they were a bit personal and outside of my comfort zone. I will most likely think about developing some of the ideas. They excited me:)

My new addition to my blog is an interview series with fellow writers. One of my favorite writers Melissa Good agreed to be my first interview. She wrote a series of books called The Tropical Storm Series. She came from Fan Fiction like I did and wrote two of my favorite characters Dar and Kerry.

With out further ado, here is Missy;

What is the best inspiration you ever had for a story?

The events surrounding 9/11.

Is the best motivation for a character love or hate?
Are heroes or villains more fun to write?

Love is far more powerful and devastating than hate and longer lasting. It's hard to hold on to fierce hate, but it's possible to never give up love in certain circumstances. So - really I would not say one or the other is better motivation but I think you have more fun writing from a position of love.

Do you use the same process for writing every time or does it vary?

I don't really have a process. I just start and see where it goes. So I guess it's always the same.

What is your favorite character that you wrote yourself?
What is your favorite character from another writer?

I don't know that I have a favorite personal character - I like a lot of them. I enjoy writing the main characters because they have unique viewpoints. For other authors - there are also a lot.

I enjoy science fiction mostly - probably Katherine Kurtz's Camber Macrorie is one of them and in the mystery realm I love Agatha Christie's Jane Marple.

(note from Sherri; I have to agree with Missy; love Jane Marple:)

Do you write in one style or several?
Do you prefer one genre to another?

I generally write pretty much in the same style - and I don't have a preference for genre in writing. It's more about the characters than the background really.

Thank you so much for being my first interview, it was great!

Now for my Know Your Creative Past this time a personal story of the star I would like to tell you about. It was in the 80's and I was a manager of candy store called Blum's. She was one of my regular customers and I knew who she was but was too shy to ask her. Then at Christmas time I asked her about her past. She told me all about her movies and answered all my questions and on the top of that gave me a huge order.

Her name was Virgina Mayo who was always one of my favorites. She was gracious, kind and funny. She told me all about Danny Kaye who I loved. I told her about the fact that my Dad could recite Danny Kaye songs with him. She loved it and told me to tell him that it was quite an achievement. She was a great lady:)

Till next time:)

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