Welcome everyone to the new (and hopefully) improved Cottage of Blog, where you can pour yourself a cup of coffee and help yourself to a blueberry muffin. Let's talk writing.
What kind of a writer are you? What's your genre and why did you pick it?
So, what kind of a writer are you? Are you a seat of the pantzer? Or, are you the organizational type? When I started writing back in the days where I didn't even know what a point of view was, I didn't want my creativity boxed in by outlines. Hmm. As I grew up in the craft, I started to understand that for me to keep my head on straight, I had to create characterizations and outlines. I hold character-type auditions where I pick out people (usually actors) who look like the image I'm trying to portray. Does it work? For the most part. I love to write character journals where they expound on their "trial by fire" journeys. Do I always use this method? No. Do I always write the journals at that precise moment? No. But, I have found that this hones in my character's attributes. I don't get their eye colors wrong in chapter 25 and I don't have them wavering in their attitudes (unless it's a growth move).
What kind of writer are you?
I write romantic suspense and mystery. Why? Maybe because it's what I read and love to read. It's what takes me on a vacation, even if just for a little while. Besides, I can't seem to stop one of my characters chasing another character for some reason or other.
Subjects? You'll usually find horses or dogs roaming in my stories somewhere. And I love psychological drama.
What are your favorite topics to write about?
Please share. I'll be waiting.