Interview with Susan Curnow
Author Susan Curnow is here today to talk about the creative process and to talk about her novel Games of Adversaries. Susan's interview made me laugh - her and I are a lot alike in many ways (HORSES! Oh, sorry, I had some kind of automatic response kick in there). I love the lyrical writing style of her back cover blurb, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this book!
Part 1 @ Sandra's site - Monday, January 7
Part 2 @ Dean's site - Tuesday, January 8
Part 4 @ Teresa's site - Thursday, January 10
Part 5 @ Emily's site - Friday, January 11
BRoP: Do you have a specific writing style?
Susan: I hope so! I’ve worked very hard at creating my own voice.
BRoP: How do you deal with writer’s block?
Susan: Never really had it.
BRoP: How do you develop your plots and characters? Do you use any set
Susan: I tend to write in scenes. I am very visual so I ‘see’ a character in a certain situation and then I have to discover how he/she got into it.
BRoP: Are you a “plotter” or a “pantser” (do you plan/outline the story ahead of time or write “by the seat of your pants”)?
Susan: I don’t plan initially. I usually write an outline on the second draft so that the story doesn’t ramble and the characters have true goals.
BRoP: Do you use critique partners or beta readers? Why or why not?
Susan: I think it is essential to have second sets of eyes on any manuscript. I love brainstorming.
BRoP: How much time do you spend on research? What type of research do you do?
Susan: That so depends on what I am writing. I always research whether it is science fiction or fantasy. Authenticity is a great determiner on how a story develops.
BRoP: Is there anything you find particularly challenging to write?
Susan: Everything is a challenge to write. Whoever said writing was easy didn’t go to the same school I did.
BRoP: What format is your book available in (print, e-book, audio book, etc.)?
Where can readers can stalk you:
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GAMES OF ADVERSARIES: Yiahan rial Krais dances for his god, while in another time and another world, Commander Marcus Oregada strives to save his folk. Bereft of families, wives and children, no loved ones live to warn them: Beware the door slammed shut to escape inhuman violence, where memories amass like cobwebs, spun by he who spilled your blood. For there will be a day of reckoning to sweep away reason and sanity. To break you and divide you, never knowing it will bind you, as it twists and rends your lives to face the destroyer of souls.
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