Archive for May, 2009

What do you do when you need a break?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 by lienaferror

What happens when you are writing and you need a break? Do you take the dogs for a walk or walk to your kitchen for a hot cup of coffee or tea?

If it is sunny out, I find myself taking my coffee or tea out onto the back deck where I can absorb some natural vitamin D. It refreshes and clears my mind so I can get back to writing. If it’s rainy, I still go for the coffee or tea and play a few games of solitaire on the computer.

So tell me, what do you do when you need a break from your writing?




If you could write from anywhere in the world, where would that be?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2009 by lienaferror

Would you write from a chaise lounge on a beautiful Caribbean beach or perhaps from an Adirondack chair high in the Rocky Mountains?

Me, I would write from a chaise in The Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Why Egypt? I’ve always been fascinated by Egyptian history. It would be great to be surrounded by the many Pharaoh’s and their queens while I wrote. The Adirondack chair in the Rockies would be a very close second though.

So, where would you love to write from?


What inspires your characters?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2009 by lienaferror

Is it someone you know? Maybe you use their eye or hair color. Perhaps their job or hobby.

I’ve been known to use hockey players as a model for a male character’s appearance, especially the one with the amazing light blue-green eyes. I’ve used a woman I passed in the store for the main character in the first story I wrote. Her height, body-build and hair color just clicked and a character’s appearance was born.

I’ve also used movie character’s attitude who seemed perfect for one of mine.

Inspiration can come from anywhere, I’ve come to realize.

So what inspires your character’s attitude, appearances or profession?