Noelle Clark shared her process last week. Noelle is an Aussie author who weaves romance, suspense and adventure into colorful and exotic locations.
I take my writing seriously but I feel blessed every day because my passion involves making stuff up. So here's where I share my writing process.
What am I working on?
I treat my writing like a second job and usually have a couple of projects on the go. At the moment I have a first book in a Romantic Suspense series finished and I have just dived head first into submitting this to publishers. Hopefully Treasured Love will be accepted quicker than Lost in Kakadu took (3 years of subbing to land that one). I've also finished a crime mystery novel called Double Take - It's Quentin Tarantino meets Nora Roberts and my editor and I are putting the final touches to that one now. Here's the link to the first chapter. So my next big project and the one I'm really looking forward to is the sequel to Treasured Love. Treasured Secrets is already mapped out so I'm ready to hit the ground running.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My publisher called my debut novel - Lost in Kakadu - meaty, challenging, and risky. This is a perfect description of how I like to write. I don't hold back when it comes to crunch time, so some of my characters go to hell and back. When I develop my characters, its important for me to really know them, to understand what makes them who they are, and rationalize why they behave the way they do. I want my readers to be sorry to say goodbye to the characters at the end of the story.
I love adventure, I love mystery, and I love a good adrenalin rush. I'm also a hopeless romantic. And these are the ingredients I like to explore in my writing. I've travelled extensively, some 36 countries so far and I always have a holiday on the horizon. You never know what country or thrill will show up in my books. When I write my stories I want to take my readers on an adventure they won't forget.
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How does my writing process work?
Once I get an idea for a story in my head it seems to pop up all the time: driving, dreaming, reading - my brain just won't let it go. So I start a new scrap book for each idea, and when a significant thought for a character or plot comes up I write it down. By the time I begin to write the story I have all sorts of random scribbles, notes, pictures, magazine articles, trivia and drawings scattered through the scrapbook.
So there it is. The crazy writing mind of Kendall Talbot exposed. Feel free to ask me any questions or make a comment. Cheers
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