Writing Saturday; Question Time

8:25 AM

All right, here is your chance to ask me anything that relates to writing.  Are you writing a book and having a problem?  Do you want to know something about my book?  I’m all ears, ask away.  Next week I will post my answers.

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  1. Hi Sarah!

    I do have a question, but it's a little complicated. :D

    Near the end of the book I'm writing, I thought I might have a period of time where the heroine is suddenly convinced that the hero is not in love with her, and in fact is in love with another 'mystery' girl... and so she struggles through that until finally learning that the report was completely untrue, and the hero's heart belongs solely to her.

    It sounds good to me, but I'm a little unsure that I can write it without making my readers annoyed at the heroine for being a little dumb, and anxious that the hero might not be in love with her after all. Do you have any tips on how I could write this section of my story?

    (I can email you with more details if you need them to help you with your advice) :D

    Love & Hugs,

  2. I'm at the place where I've finished the first draft of one project and ready to pounce on another, but I want to do a little foreplanning to reduce the amount of rewriting that came with my very first novel (which I literally plunked down according to how I felt like it - think NO planning for this plan-oriented girl = lots of work to do after THE END). How much "research" do you conduct prior to diving into a WIP? Do you plot? Outline? Make character charts or journals? Decide on a theme?

    Just curious. :)

  3. By the way, Julia, that sounds heart-wrenching and so suspenseful! It sounds like it would keep me flipping the pages and yelling, "No! No! He really does love you!" (yeah, I'm a really engaged reader.)