For those of you joining us from previous weeks, welcome back! For those of you just joining in, welcome to Romance Weekly where each week a bunch of us authors will answer the same three questions and you get to hop around from blog to blog and learn a little more about us. 🙂 This week’s questions are brought to you by moi! 🙂 Ready? Let’s do this.
1. How much of yourself do you write into your characters? Or do you write characters completely opposite to you?
I would have to say I don’t relate a lot to the heroine in my first book, Bound to the Highlander. Aileana is very feminine. I relate more to Nessia in by second book, Promised to the Highlander. She’s more of a tomboy and likes getting her hands dirty. She’s more comfortable doing ‘manly’ things, like hunting and fishing, than stitching handkerchiefs.
2. Has your writing helped you see events in your own life clearer?
I think so, yes. I suspect a lot of writers draw on their own personal experiences to help sort certain scenes, whether it be the loss of a loved one, or budding attraction. I have looked back once or twice and thought, oh! That’s why I wrote that in that way.
3. Have you written a character with more of your personal characteristics than any other? What are they?
Yes, Nessia is a lot like me. She is ferocious to protect those she loves, is a bit of a tom-boy, and is a little irritated by fickleness. She’s strong and knows what she wants, but has an intense sense of honour and duty. She knows what’s expected of her and will place great value on it, even if it means a sacrifice.
Well that’s it for this week! Keep on hippity-hoppin’ over to see how LaNora Mangano answered the same questions.