1. How do you find the appropriate setting for the story, or does it find you?
Great question! I get my ideas from everywhere! Watching TV, looking out of the passenger window on a road trip, watching reality TV shows, (like paranormal shows). The idea from my Emergency Calls series came from a combination of watching the weather channel and a romantic get-a-way with my husband.
My summer paranormal release, "Love Encounters" sparked from my love of watching Ghost shows.
I'm currently playing around with an idea of creating a series around a Bed and Breakfast that I got from staying at my best friends humungous home. Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if best friends went into business together running a B & B? I'm almost giddy with the pre-planning.
2. What is your support system for your writing? Family, friends, other writers?
My support system are other writers who are also my friends. As corny as this may sound, one of my supporters is myself. It's my dream and I've never let go of the dream. I love to create stories and because of that, I push myself.
3. What is the worst writing advice you ever received and how did you deal with it?
I can't think of any "bad" writing advice because all of the advice I've gotten was/is from published authors or writers working toward becoming published. I think we all want to give the best advice that we can. Unfortunately, I've had some not see the picture I wanted them to see and they said I should change some things within it. I try to take everything to heart while working on troubled areas, but other parts stay because I believe that they should. I've had a published author tell me that I can't have two story lines going in the same book. I know for a fact, that isn't true because I've seen it done. Granted, I'm not at those author's caliber but it's what I like so I'll keep trying and hopefully one day, I'll be able to do it as well as they.
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