It’s Tuesday! That means it’s time to have some round-robin fun with my fellow Romance Writers Weekly crew–romance authors answering questions about writing for those who love reading it.
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Today’s questions come courtesy of Kate Robbins.
How much of yourself do you write into your characters? Or do you write characters completely opposite to you?
I don’t think I could ever write someone that didn’t have at least a part of me in them. For a character to have appeal for me–both as a reader and a writer–I have to be able to connect with them. To feel their emotion first hand. So, writing what I don’t know would be next to impossible.
Has your writing helped you see events in your own life clearer?
Oh, yeah. Writing = therapy for me. What I’m experiencing in real life always seems to find its way into my stories–the bad and the good.
Have you written a character with more of your personal characteristics than any other? What are they?
So far, I’d say Lexi from Unexpected Eden has the most. Not having many resources at her disposal growing up, she learned to rely on her instincts to guide her–and they’re usually dead on. I get that. I can’t tell you how often in life I’ve taken the instinctive path over the logical one. What surprises folks is that the instinctive path usually pans out pretty damned well for me.
So, those are my answers. Be sure to pop over to Jami Denise’s page to see how she answers.
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