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A CASE FOR LOVE: Ask a Question, Any Question

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Enter the “Make A Case for Love” contest. Click here to review the prizes and ways to enter.

As many of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’m currently in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, speaking at Blue Mountain College (I spoke at an 8 a.m. Freshman Comp class and a 9:30 Modern Lit class this morning with author Donn Taylor, and tonight I’ll be participating in a panel discussion with the five other authors who are here; tomorrow, I have appearances/signings at a library in Pontotoc and Lake Horn, MS). I (obviously) have internet access, but as I need to spend what little free time I have working on the editing project that’s due at the end of the week, I thought I’d open the “floor” to your questions.

Earn TWO points* toward your entry in the “Make A Case for Love” contest today by posting a question you have about A Case for Love—from the any of the subjects I’ve already covered (inspiration, characters, research, setting) or anything else you’re curious about (the writing process, my schedule, marketing, etc.) as it relates to this book/the Brides of Bonneterre series.

I won’t be posting on Wednesday, but will post the answers to your questions on Thursday. So, what questions do you have about A Case for Love and/or The Brides of Bonneterre series?

Brides of Bonneterre

*Offer expires at 9 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, January 20, 2010.

11 Comments
  1. Becky Miller permalink
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:06 pm

    Do you feel like your creativity suffers when you’re under a fast-approaching deadline? When you have to churn out the words, do you ever end up feeling disappointed in the work and/or wishing you could have spent more time on a section?

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  2. Adrienne permalink
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:55 pm

    I was going to ask if it is difficult to go from a book in the Bonneterre series to a historical and back again? From what I have seen it seems you write a historical between every modern day based book.

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  3. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:58 pm

    Who was your favorite “hero” to write, Forbes, Major, or George? Who was your favorite heroine?

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  4. Amee permalink
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 1:05 pm

    How do you get past writer’s block (if you get it at all!), especially if there is a tight deadline? Was there any specific part of A Case for Love that really challenged you?

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  5. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 1:07 pm

    I have a question about your writing process. Before you were published, what did you do to keep yourself on a schedule of writing? I have the most awful time getting back in a groove after a holiday, or after any major distraction!

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  6. Jess permalink
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 1:44 pm

    Good question, Renee!
    This isn’t based on “A Case for Love” itself, but your post yesterday really got me thinking. Do you ever consider using the Sims game to help plan your houses or towns?

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  7. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:13 pm

    Which one of your characters in the series do you most closely relate to? 🙂

    Jolanthe

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  8. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:35 pm

    I wanted to ask how many words would you estimate you wrote (including any cuts) for your most recent book and how many is it completed. Did that make sense? IOW how many words had to be cut/edited. Obviously an estimate unless you keep everything .

    Has this changed drastically since you started writing?

    I recently cut 1/3 (10K wds)of my wip and though it was a big trim I am much happier with the result. Now I’ve got some gaps to fill. I’m curious how those who know what they are doing fare. 🙂

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  9. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:58 pm

    When you write, do you just write whatever comes to mind regardless of it’s position in the story, or do you work on specific chapters at a time? Do you start each story with a storyline and general synopsis then create an outline, or do you just let the words flow with no formal organization?

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  10. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:17 pm

    How do you fix writer’s block? I love my story and I’ve got lots of ideas, but I’m stuck. And I’ve been stuck for the last two weeks.

    Also…I’d love to hear about your writing on deadline, too. My first WIP has taken me three years and it’s still not where it should be. I can’t imagine getting a story from brainstorming to sending it to the publisher in six months.

    And lastly, I want to know, too…who’s your favorite hero in your stories? 😉

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  11. Elaine permalink
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:39 pm

    How did you choose the location, Bonneterre?

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