Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday's Guest - Diana Cosby Talking About Heroes, Heroines and Villains #MFRWauthor

1. Do you write a single genre or do your fingers flow over the keys 
creating tales in many forms? Does your reading choices reflect your 
writing choices? Are there genres you wouldn’t attempt?

~Though I love reading many genres, my favorite story is a Scottish 
medieval romantic suspense, which is my favorite type of book to write 
as well.  I plan on remaining in the medieval time frame for the 
foreseeable future.  As far as genres that I wouldn't attempt, I enjoy 
writing a bit of comedy in my stories, so I would avoid writing horror.

2. Heroes, Heroines, Villains. Which are your favorite to write? Does 
one of these come easy and why?

~I love writing all three and find each book will come with a character 
who is clearer in my mind than the others.  As to which character that 
will be, each book is different.

3. Heroes. How do you find them? Do pictures, real life or plain 
imagination create the man you want every reader to love? Do they come 
before the plot or after you have the idea for the story?

~There is no set way for how a hero appears to me.  At times, I see a 
photo and 'know' this will be a future hero, or while plotting a new 
book, the hero will appear.  Other times, like my hero Alexander 
MacGruder, he pesters me and wakes me up at night to write his story.

4. Heroines. How do you find them? Do pictures, real life or imagination 
create the woman you want the reader to root for? Do they appear before 
the plot or after you have the idea for the story?

~My heroines arrive the same way as my heroes.  I've long given up on 
trying to get my characters to cooperate.  I let them evolve as they 
choose.  They all tend to be stubborn.  :)

5. Villains or villainesses or an antagonist, since they don’t always 
have to be the bad guy or girl. They can be a person opposed to the 
hero’s or heroine’s obtaining their goal. How do you choose one? How do 
you make them human?

~For me, the 'threat' of the story, if it is indeed a person, is ALWAYS 
a human first.  In the villain's mind, they are never evil, but are 
driven, have a clear agenda, and are innovative in achieving their 

6. What is your latest release? Who is the hero, heroine and or the 

~My latest release, the first book The Oath Trilogy, is "An Oath Taken." 
  My hero is Sir Nicholas Beringar an English knight, the heroine is Lady 
Elizabet Armstrong a Scottish noble, and the villain is the Scottish 
Earl of Dunsten.

7. What are you working on now?

~I finished copy edits this past week on book #2, An Oath Broken, which 
will be released on 22 June 2015, and I'm currently working on edits for 
book #3 An Oath Sworn, which will be released on December 23rd of 2015.

8. How can people find you?


Diana Cosby said...

Good morning and my sincere thanks for having me on Eclectic writer to talk about heroes, heroines, and villains. I enjoy crafting stories, and it's always fun to talk about how we create the characters we love. I hope you're enjoying the holidays, and may your New Year be the best yet!

Diana Cosby

Janet Lane Walters said...

Diana, Good to have you as a guest

Diana Cosby said...

My sincere thanks again. I appreciate your having me as a guest on Eclectic writer. Take care, and I wish you a wonderful New Year!

Diana Cosby