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1. How does your writing impact your inner life?
I think this similar for most people who choose "novelist" as a career. Writing is an obsession. I'm never away from it. I'm always thinking about the story I'm writing or the one I want to write. I feel a little anxiety when I'm not writing. Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a lunatic. Aren't we all?
I spend endless hours rehearsing sword fights and dreaming up how I can torture my characters so the ending will be all the more rewarding. You gotta love this business!
2. How do you hope your books affect your readers?
|Mary, Queen of Scots|
I want my readers to be entertained, to be transported to a different world and feel like they're a part of it. I want them to experience my character's excitement, losses, happiness, sorrow, desires and passion. I want the setting to be so vivid that they shiver when it's cold or recall the misery of sleeping on damp moss with rain water seeping through their clothes. I want them to see the opulence of tapestries on the wall, the wooden trenchers, the weight of a broadsword, feel the pain of a wooden stomacher binding a woman's breasts and waist...
You know, everyday kind of stuff from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in which I write.
3. Has anyone ever told you your book changed their life? If so, how?
I guess the closest I've ever come to that is someone telling me they stayed up all night to finish my book. *evil grin*
Next blog on the tour, visit s the lovely Jami Denise!
The Highland Henchman is out on eBook!