Heart to Heart

So in the grand scheme of things, this is probably not huge, but this month’s interview in “Heart to Heart” is something I’ve always wanted to do. Thanks to Ginger Curwen for interviewing me, and particularly for asking me a really good question about pivotal scenes. It made me think about the important moments in a novel, and how every choice the writer makes can affect the direction of the story.Heart to Heart logo
“Heart to Heart” started out as a publication for readers who shopped at the B. Dalton chain. Now it’s expanded to a web-based e-newsletter, but I was one of its first fans, way back before the Web. What I loved was that it featured interviews with some of my favorite authors, like Jennifer Blake, Laura London , Kathleen Woodiwiss and LaVyrle Spencer. There really wasn’t anything quite like it out there, so it was a chance to catch a glimpse into the thought processes of a working writer.
Every writer I’ve ever met is convinced that her peers have found an easier way to get the book written. What I discover, in reading various author interviews, is that there are as many ways to write as there are authors–every one of them a tough challenge. And really, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  1. Aloha and Congratulations!!!!
    Two best seller lists!
    I for one spent several decadent hours sprawled in the cockpit of my boat reading Winter lodge when I should have been doing something else!
    Your interview was very interesting. I love reading author interviews.
    As a former teacher I use many of my interactions in my novels, too.
    Thanks so much for sharing this.
    (My cover is finalized Susan — it’s on my blog! My release date is Aug 2 — How excited am I??????)
    When are you coming back to Maui?

  2. Aloha and Congratulations!!!!
    Two best seller lists!
    I for one spent several decadent hours sprawled in the cockpit of my boat reading Winter lodge when I should have been doing something else!
    Your interview was very interesting. I love reading author interviews.
    As a former teacher I use many of my interactions in my novels, too.
    Thanks so much for sharing this.
    (My cover is finalized Susan — it’s on my blog! My release date is Aug 2 — How excited am I??????)
    When are you coming back to Maui?

  3. Patricia – can you post the URL of your blog? I would love to see it! I want to link to blogs but need to sit down and figure out how it’s done. I need a couple of extra hours in the day!

    I might be back in Maui in 2008 which sounds very far away!

  4. Patricia – can you post the URL of your blog? I would love to see it! I want to link to blogs but need to sit down and figure out how it’s done. I need a couple of extra hours in the day!
    I might be back in Maui in 2008 which sounds very far away!