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Okay, I just had to post today. If you’ve been following my blog then you know that I always post on Mondays at 8am.
Well today’s post is a last minute decision of mine on the count of that there’s no way I couldn’t post about this.
We all have our favorite shows growing up and that even when they’re no longer on the air we bemoan that fact. Or hunt down and buy the collection. Or binge watch on Netflix or Hulu, if we’re lucky enough to find that particular show.
And guess what show I’ve been reliving my youth through all over again? A Different World and today is the anniversary of its original release!
Happy Anniversary A Different World!
Today I have fellow Scribophile member and author Kristen Kooistra as my first author interviewee back from my blogging break!
Q: What was the source of inspiration behind your book?
A: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many people through the wonder that is the internet. Before my kids were born, a lot of those people I met through online gaming. One day I was thinking about how unique and diverse my friends were and how it’d be cool to put them in a story. Or rather, use elements of who they were to create characters in a story.
I had an idea of writing a story about a princess and her invisible guardian(who by the time I published was no longer invisible) who lived in a wintery kingdom. I started the story and went from there.
It’s fun seeing traces of old friends in Heart of the Winterland. And I feel like my characters have a lot of depth since I took inspiration from real people. Continue reading
It’s the third day of the month and you know what that means. It’s IWSG day again! And on this illustrious day us writers share our woes and triumphs. As well as encourage our fellow writers on our writing endeavors. As always, thank you Alex Cavanaugh for creating this writing community haven!
To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above. And don’t forget to check out the co-hosts for September: C. Lee McKenzie,Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG.
So, what’s going on with me in this month? Well, something’s been on my mind since August and the Wattys. And it’s about genre, specifically what is the right genre to write in. Continue reading