Time for another round of questions in the Romance Weekly blog hop! Would love to know if you're a plotter or a panster! Please leave a comment below :-)
- Do you have a recurring theme in your work, either intentional or unintentional? What is it and why do you think you chose that particular theme?
My recurring theme is the action/adventure. There’s plenty of “running for your lives” in my novels. I think I stick within that theme because I like to read action/adventure novels. I can only take some much scenery and mush, and then I need something dangerous and exciting to happen.
- Do you carefully plot your stories, or do you plot as you write? Why do you think this particular ethos works for you?
I’m a plotter. For me plotting is really a strategy rather than part of my character. I spend a lot of time planning the story before I sit down and write a book, but the details change as I write and the characters develop. If I don’t plot, I sit and stare at the blank screen and think about all the different directions I could go with any given situation. Plotting helps me stay on track.
- Is there a particular genre (within romance) you could never write? Why?
I could never write erotica, and I write stories about heterosexual adults. I guess I’m pretty grass roots. I dabbled in contemporary romance and really found my voice with historical. I do occasionally think about writing a sexy space opera romance. That I might do one of these days.
Next on the blog tour is the lovely Victoria Barbour. Hop on over to her blog and give her a warm hello: http://victoriabarbour.com/blog