Welcome to Five for Friday at Rukia Publishing.
Today we ask featured author Belinda Buchanan five questions about her writing life.
Welcome to Five for Friday Belinda, thank you for joining us today. Let's get started.
1. What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best part is the thrill and exhilaration I feel when I’m creating dialogue and characters. It’s an adrenaline rush that is comparable to nothing else. The worst part of writing is that I’m taking the intimate most parts of me and putting it out there for the world to read.
2. What inspires you to write?
Just about anything and everything. My mind is constantly turning. I can hear a song on the radio and take a passage from it and turn it into a scene that I’m working on.
3. Who or what has had the greatest influence on your writing and why?
Without a doubt that would be my husband. He is my biggest supporter, fan, and love of my life all rolled into one.
4. Do you have a writing schedule? How often do you write?
I’d like to say that I have a writing schedule, but the truth is I don’t. After I get the kids off to school, I come down to my office in the basement and start, but the best laid plans of working till they get home sometimes fall to the wayside. I steal every second I can and usually fall asleep thinking about a paragraph or scene that I’m not happy with. I’ll wake up two or three hours later, and my mind immediately picks right back up where I left off with it. It’s an endless, and sometimes frustrating cycle.
5. Who is your target audience?
A good portion of my readers are women, age thirty-plus, although there are a large number of men who read them as well. Most of my characters are in their thirties. They are mature and have careers, and I think that’s a part of what draws my readers in, as they can certainly identify with the ups and downs of trying to have it all. They travel down the same tumultuous path I have laid out for my characters, going around every hairpin curve and trudging up every steep hill with them—coming through the other side of it, weary but satisfied.
Thank you, Belinda :)
You are very welcome Sarah Jane.
Here are all the links you need to connect with Belinda and her books and don't miss the book trailer at the end of this post!
Tragedy at Silver Creek
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