My sister Kate and I are generally writing buddies. We’re both authors with blogs and have been wanting to do something fun together, so we decided to take turns asking each other random interview questions. It was a lot of fun. (She cracks me up.)
“Kate Willis has never fallen down the rabbit hole, her wardrobe only holds clothes, and tickets to Neverland are too expensive; but she is on an adventure. She lives with her artistic family and writes about the love of God and ordinary adventures. She would love to grow up someday and have a family of her own, but for now you’ll find her writing more books with chai tea in hand.”
Yep, that’s my sister. 😉
Here are my questions in the order she answered them.
How did you feel writing a very emotional climax in your WIP “Kiera”? Was it hard to write or were you completely swept into it?
While I was writing, I was so invested that the emotion was more dictated by what I was feeling than something I needed the characters to feel. I’ve been through some things, so I feel like I was able to draw on those minor incidents and expand them to get it realistic. We’ll see if I think it’s hokey when I’m on rewrites. 😉
Do you have any advice for becoming famous?
Ask someone else. 😛
Shucks. I was hoping for some good tips. What are you dreading about your upcoming edit of “The Twin Arrows”?
Well, I didn’t know a lot about plotting when I wrote it two years ago, so I’m slightly afraid of what I’ll find. 😉 Plotholes of doom, perhaps?
What do you think you are best at?
People have told me before that they appreciate my descriptions, but even with that I’m learning that I tend to overlook this area when I’m writing a longer, plot-driven story. That’s what editing is for, eh?
What is your perspective on writing a romance as a single young woman?
First off, I definitely feel very unqualified. What am I doing talking about something I have never experienced? I haven’t experienced flaming arrows, icecream parlors, the Underground Railroad, and some of those other good things I’ve written about. I base my stories on observation of other people and a few things from books. 😉 Secondly, I do have to be careful to guard my heart and make sure I’m not using writing as a way to “live my fantasy life”. 😉
What’s the most beautiful paperback you’ve ever seen?
Oh, I’ll have to pick two. One is It’s (Not That) Complicated by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin. I find something about the matte finish, the color scheme, and chalkboard feel very pleasing. 😉 Another one would be The Green Ember by S.D. Smith. Also matte but very simple. 😉 It could also be that it’s one of my newer looking paperbacks… most of the others are either secondhand or very beaten up. 😄
Thanks Kate! That was fun!
(You can find her interview with my answers here.)