I was born in Toledo, Ohio, and although almost anywhere can be home for me, for the past twenty some years, it has been Las Vegas, Nevada.
It as a teacher that inspired me. I remember discussing how I didn't like how a book ended, and she suggested that I re-write the ending. That was the start.
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Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life?
I think that most authors at one time or another draw from people or experiences in life. At a young age I lost my first husband and what I experienced and felt is very much a portion of the novel.
It depends on the circumstances. Currently I'm recovering from some very serious surgery where an e-book is easier for me to read - especially when I can sit at the computer to do it. Still, I enjoy the "feel" of a paperback/hardback. There is something about it being more tangible.
No I can't honestly say that I have. I've seen a few movies that followed the book closely enough where I felt the movie did justice to the book. But then that's talking about another period of time and not today's movies.
Each time I re-read my last book, there is always something that I think that I should have explained more, or think of a better word - but I also have a belief that you can overwork a story and after a while 'put it to bed' and go on to the next novel. Otherwise, I feel you could spend your entire career trying to prefect just one work. Sooner or later I think that you have to let go and move on.
Don't give up, don't ever stop, don't listen if someone says that you're wasting your time, or to get a "real job." If writing is truly your passion and what makes your heart beat just a little faster...keep going and believe in yourself.
Basically what I just said above. Years ago...I won't say how many years ago, I had the honor of meeting a very famous cartoon artist/writer and he was the first to ever read my work. His name was Charles Saunders Senior and we kept in touch until he passed away. Always he encouraged me and repeated the same thing.....don't give up.
I write in whatever I happen to be wearing when inspiration hits. The same with editing or revisions - it's whatever feels comfortable.
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