Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Blog hopping and author interviews . . .

I'm gearing up for a blog hop scheduled for tomorrow . . . one that has writers responding to four questions.

This made me wonder about such blog hops, yes, another way to connect with readers and perhaps other writers. 

For example, Guilie Castillo-Oriard, an expat writer living in Curaçao, was just featured on Awkward Paper Cut in a post called The Magical and the Real: Living and Writing Under the Hot Sun. Guilie writes of how she came to Curaçao and what drew her to simply stay. Her bedrock essay peels back the mystique of what makes us write and how our environment shapes us, well worth a read.

I was intrigued by a another blog post header that featured vampires and the heading -- Interview Your Characters! Of course, I can't find that post now, but I did find a list of possible questions to consider for a character interview. 

No vampires -- but maybe just a good, old-fashioned, stubborn Scottish woman of the 1840s, Deidre, from Standing Stones and soon-to-be-published Years of Stone, making her way in the world, alone, with wit and heart. 

The questions for tomorrow:

  1. What am I currently working on?
  2. How does your writing process work?
  3. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
  4. Why do you write what you do?
And what questions might you have?