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Wondering about this cute statue to the left? He’s more than cute. He’s powerful! Read question three and learn about him. He affects my writing in a big way!
What is your favorite character you’ve written and why?
This is a very tough one for me. I love love love all my characters, otherwise they wouldn’t of made it into my novel. I particularly like writing bad girls. So to answer this question I think my favorite one would have to be Kelly Wilson a.k.a. Barbara Montgomery a.k.a. a slew of other aliases, in Gemini.
Yes Barbara was a psychopath. She came from an abused background. These are things I do not have in common with her.
But I loved her aggression and her ability to say things and do things that were so out-of-the-box without fear. I love the way she was able to self analyze in a very sick way. She acted out revenge for anything in her life or anything that happened to her without guilt. Of course I would never recommend that to anyone, if someone got you angry kill them. That wouldn’t be my philosophy at all.
Kelly a.k.a. Barbara made one heck of an antagonist. She was such a strong villain, another one to beat her, would be really hard to create.
In my next psychological thriller, they is going to be a group of female antagonists. I definitely need more than one to match the intensity that Kellie brought to Gemini..
Do you prefer to write the hero with a heroine?
Another hard one. In Gemini I also loved to write Dr. John Trenton, the forensic psychiatrist. He practices the same alternative therapies I do. He uses the same therapies that I teach my clients and he has my point of view on these therapies.
In my WIP, Operation Destiny, I love writing the DEA agent, Frank Terrelli. He’s rough around the edges, sometimes gruff, but for sex appeal, watch out! This is HOT MAN WALKING!
I’m also having fun writing the heroines. I am basically the heroine in all of my novels. At least 25 to 35 years ago. So now writing them I get to regress and act like a 30-ish type gal. It’s fun to regress and not have all of the aggravation and problems seniors may have. Plus I have all the fun engaging in all the intimacies with the younger heroes. What could be bad with that?
What are three things you cannot write without?
I need at least a notebook, iPad or computer. I am a visual learner and I need to write down my thoughts, outlines, characterizations etc. I can think through a scene, think of elements I want to include, think of dialogue, but if I can’t write it down with in an hour or two when I do sit down to write it it doesn’t come out the way I had envisioned.
When I’m at the computer or typing, I do need a glass of iced coffee. I also write with a third eye pendant around my neck and my Lord Ganesh ring on the middle finger of my left hand. Lord Ganesh is the Hindu God, remover of obstacles and the protector of science, schools, and writing. So it is very fitting as a writer, to have Lord Ganesh in my office. I also have a statue of him sitting on a ledge perpendicular to my desk, as well as a pendant of him hanging in my car. For me, he’s a source of inspiration, motivation and the giver of hope in my journey towards publication.
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