Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday's Guest Diane Bator - Panster or Plotter #MFRWauthor #BWLPublishing

1.                  Are you a pantser or a plotter or perhaps a bit of both?
I am a total pantser! I tend to let the characters take me on a journey. Most times I’ll have a good idea of beginning and end, but the middle tends to be murky so for me to write an in-depth synopsis before the book is written can be a real stretch.
2.                   Which comes first – characters or plot for you?

Character usually come first for me. Sometimes they are contrived from people in reality but mostly from the depths of my imagination.

3.                   What are you working on now? Is this a book in a current series or something totally new?
Right now I am re-publishing my Gilda Wright series and working on finishing off both Gilda’s series and my Wild Blue mysteries over the next year or two. I do have a couple of new things in the wings. Books I wrote already that just have to go to a good publisher and works that have been on the backburner since I’ve been so busy with my day job at a live-stage theatre. I’m also part of a new anthology coming out in 2019 called Crushed Diamonds Still Sparkle.
4.                   Do you have some kind of object or place that figures in most of your books? I used gems a lot, hospitals and caves.
I love small towns near bodies of water (lakes and oceans mostly) and coffee/tea shops which are places where people seem to gather. I’ve never been a big city girl and dream of living near a large body of water one day. As for the coffee…that one’s pretty self-explanatory!
5.                   Do you write everyday or just when the spirit hits?
I write when I get – or more aptly – make the time.
Usually, I write on my lunch break or in the evenings. Sometimes if the mood or ideas strike, I’ll take a few minutes to make notes at work so I don’t forget my inspirations. I’ll make notes on whatever is handy – napkins, coffee sleeves, receipts…
I’ve been known to write while cooking dinner and sit up in bed just before I fall asleep to make notes. Ideas never wait for a convenient piece of paper or a computer to be close at hand. They come whenever and where ever.
6.                   Where can we find you?
Usually at work or hiking around town or the local lake! LOL!
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