If you hopped over here from Rhenna Morgan 's blog, WELCOME! This weeks Romance Weekly Blog Hop questions come from Colette Cameron and her dynamic blog, Blue Rose Romance:
1. How do you respond to someone calling your writing smut or demeaning your work in some other way?
2. When critiquing or beta reading, do you ever find the voice of the other author creeping into your writing?
Fortunately, my critique partners don't write in my genre, so I've never encountered this problem. I do have an editor with one of publishers who tries to reword or rewrite things. That always hits a nerve, because to me its a loud trumpet blaring that it's not my voice. So any time she does a rewrite, I rewrite it again. Voice has become a powerful thing with me.
Occasionally I'll be reading a really good book in my genre...then I have to work to keep the story and the voice out of my head. Same with a good movie. *sighs* Rob Roy comes to mind.
|My sweetheart, Maya|
3. What’s one quirky thing you do or must have around you while writing?
Me? Quirky? Um... My Chihuahua sleeps under my desk while I'm writing. I always jot down notes before I write a scene. I listen to Celtic harp music especially when I need to connect with my muse. My desk is always a mess because I have research books and papers scattered everywhere. Nothing too weird.
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