4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
My very first story was a cross between two of my favorite TV shows. I was a huge fan of Knight Rider and the original Viper. Two great cars, two great storylines, and I wondered how well they would work together. I came up with what I thought was a good storyline and a good idea, but now that I look back on it there was a lot of Mary Sue in that one.
The idea still tickles me now and then, the idea of what would have happened and how it would have happened if I had gone further with it. Either way, parts of this story are scattered across my house and my memories, and every now and then these ideas sneak into one of my current stories.
3. How do you come up with names for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?
A lot of my names come from my imagination, or from a thesaurus. It is not uncommon for me to look through a thesaurus and find a word that I like and turn it into a name. It is also common for me to find a characteristic of my character that I want to accentuate and then find a word for it in another language and use that as their name.
Then there are a couple of others that the names just come to me and I run with them. They almost always have some kind of meaning though.
As for places, not really sure. They just seem to come up when I need them.
I have about three main characters, and about seven or so minor characters. On the whole I enjoy working with female characters more than males. Perhaps it is because I am female and it seems a lot easier to work with and understand females than males. Although, there was one time that I wrote a seventeen year old boy. I was actually shocked at how easy it was to write him too. Problem is that most men don’t come to me as easily as the women do. That one teenage boy was a fluke. Haven’t been able to recreate it since.
1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
Oh, the list I have. I love working with the X-MEN universe. There is so much there that hasn’t been touched on by Marvel, so much potential.
I have a project I’ve been working on for years. It’s about a female space pirate. I’ve been working on this one for years, but for some reason I keep having issues with the storyline. I think I may have finally gotten it, maybe it has finally settled. Let’s hope so, because this one keeps driving me nuts.
The other one that is my favorite is a vampire story. I have a perfect picture of this world, how the first vampire was created, who it was. I’ve even figured out a way to weave in just about every vampire creation type I’ve heard of as well as pure bloods. I really enjoy this universe; I just need to start writing. Do we see a pattern here? ;D
I despise my theatre class. I took it because it was required, but I can't stand it. All the plays we are required to read are about racism. I despise racism. I avoid it and the people who practice it in my real life. Why would I want to spend THREE months READING about it?
I have no idea what I am going to do. I wish I could just quit, but I know I won't.
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I'm not too thrilled about Halloween this year. It's on Sunday this year, which is probably why the issue. We have a tradition on Halloween. We decorate a trailer and get a bunch of kids to come over and we take them trick-or-treating on the trailer. This year I just don't feel like doing the trailer. I just don't think that anyone will show. Maybe I'm just being stupid. Either way, this year just doesn't feel right.
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I want to make sure that my children understand how huge an event this was. The only thing that comes close is Pearl Harbor.
I'm not really sure what I want to say, I just want to make sure that I marked this day somehow. I wanted to make sure that the world to know that I haven't forgotten.
Wonder how hard the cops laughed when she told them this story.