Thursday, April 16, 2015
PLEASE MAKE WELCOME THE CHARMING AND TALENTED KRISTI AHLERS
To be honest they come to me fully
formed and yammering at me. I’ve yet to set out and craft a character
purposely. I prefer it when they come to me, their background all ready sorted
and my knowing exactly who they are and why. Makes it easier to tell their
story and for me makes the character seem a little more realistic.
Up until my recent full on
suspense, I was a pantser for sure. I knew how the story started, how it ended
and what the big dramatic challenge would be. I’ve only recently started
storyboarding and that’s been an immense help in keeping all the story elements
sorted out and clear for me. I’ve also used this method for my latest project
that is a three book series set pre WWI.
Heather Graham and Patricia
Grasso and Brenda Joyce have all three influenced me in one-way or another.
They have all been super supportive and Brenda even gave me a cover quote for
my historical romance Gabrielle.
I’ll read just about anything. Love the classics like Les
Miserable. I read it every year, such an amazing collection of dynamic
characters. I’m also very partial to romance and the happy ending. As for my
writing life, I try to write every day, even if it’s just a few hundred words.
I get my chores done, so I don’t feel guilty…lol…and then I sit down with my
coffee or tea and dive in for a few hours. I love writing historic
fiction/romance the most. Although I find writing suspense to be a challenge from
the other stories I’ve written in the past.
I love the
Edwardian era, or Downton Abbey time frame, in England. I’ve always wanted to
write a series during this time period but have constantly been told no one
would read it. Well I’m working on something now so we shall see. There is something about this time period
that just calls to me.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! If it wasn’t for my readers, I wouldn’t be doing this. I love hearing how much they love my characters and my stories. I’m so glad I’ve been able to touch lives and give a little downtime to a stranger through my own fantasies.D
Posted by Faith V. Smith at 4:00 AM