The beginning of a new year is always a good time to reflect on where we are and where we want to be. This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Leslie Hachtel asks:
What do you love best about your writing? Like the least? And what are you doing to fix the things you don’t like?
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Wow – these are tough questions. They've really made me think about my writing, in a way I haven't for a long time.
I'm not sure if what I love best about my writing is also what I DO best. I love that my readers say that I describe places so well they feel like they are right there with my characters. This is a good thing – but sometimes I can get caught up in those descriptions and slow down the pace of my story. After all – it's way easier to write what I can see that write what my characters are feeling.
What I like least about my writing is my plotting. I love books that have a twist, that throw you off. I have real trouble with doing that in my own writing. It's as if, because I can see the end I have to get to, I can't follow the winding road – I have to take the freeway! I am working on making life more miserable for my characters, and hopefully that will make things more interesting for my readers.
I am always learning about writing by reading. And I am a member of the Romance Writers of America so I take courses through them – although not as many as I would like to.
I'd like to welcome J.J. Devine back to the Blog Hop! It's great to have you join us this week! Discover how J.J. answered these questions by clicking here!
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