Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday - How She Does It - Brynna Curry

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2. How do you create your characters? Do you have a specific process?

I start with dialogue. My characters are very vocal, but setting the scene is something I agonize over. Every detail has to be just so and work with the next and previous scene without being jarring, unless I want it to do that. I probably spend more time researching setting than anything other aspect of the book.

3. Do your characters come before the plot? Do you sketch out your plot or do you let the characters develop the route to the end? Characters come first and I never model a character after someone I know in life. There may be bits and pieces of similarities, but never a carbon copy. If it is a series book, then of course some things must be planned, but I like to just see how it all unfolds.

4. Do you know how the story will end before you begin? In a general way or a specific one?

Always. I write the last scene first because its usually the first one I see and where I'm introduced to the hero and heroine, but the characters decide how we get to that destination.

5. Do you choose settings you know or do you have books of settings and plans of houses sitting around? The Elemental Magic Series is set in Alabama (where I live) with side trips to DC, Tennessee, Ireland and Scotland. I've lived in Tennessee and Mississippi, visited Georgia, Florida and D.C. I like including local settings in my work. It's just too beautiful in the South not to share the scenery.

6. Where do you do your research? On line or from books?

At home or work and mostly online. My local library has a limited collection of research material and I can get more up to date information by seeking it online. It really just depends on what I'm looking for.

7. Are you a draft writer or do you revise as you go along and why?

So much of what I write hinges on how the story plays out, so I write and edit as I go. Otherwise, I'd never get anything finished.

Author Bio: Paranormal romance and romantic suspense author Brynna Curry is a lifelong believer in the importance of reading. She enjoys the writing process, helping others hone their craft by lending her time to review books, critique manuscripts and serving as a contest judge. She loves hearing from her readers.

When she isn’t writing, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read, at the park with her children, or just spending an quiet evening at home with her husband Jackie watching old westerns on TV. She makes her home in North Alabama where the history is rich with music and culture, forests and lakes are abundant and beautiful, and every day is another adventure.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for inviting me to visit today!