I really like to focus on characters and letting them tell the story. I try to keep out of it as much as possible. I’m a discovery writer in a way.
So often high school students are educated about the Greek and Roman gods, and sometimes even the Egyptian gods, but the first time I learned about Celtic mythology wasn’t until college. I absolutely loved all my Celtic studies classes and so decided to bring some of those traditions to life in my Otherworld series.
I created the story line by thinking up a taboo relationship, one that would be shunned by the church. Not the typical love relationship between the preacher and a new woman or his son and a woman.
I write in various genres, I just get an idea for a story and off I go. Sometimes the ideas work, and sometimes they don’t, but there’s no way of telling which is which until I try.
I was always creating stories, settings, and characters just for fun. When I was fifteen, I took a creative writing summer enrichment course (yes, I was that nerd, who went to school in the summer just because…).
The other day I saw this statistic "over 770,000 new books will be released this year." (Don't remember where I read it though) These books are from authors who are well-known and those, who are like me, not so well-known. I asked myself this question, "Why do I write?" Why do I write if I am such a… Continue reading Why do we Write?