Today, we have author Cynthia Harrison.
Cynthia, welcome! Your background shows that you are a real book lover. You teach English, including creative writing, have written a manual on writing, and have written hundreds of reviews, features and short fiction. Have you written in other genres besides romance?
Cynthia Harrison: Yes, I started as a poet and short story writer. I tried a few literary novels, a mystery, and a historical romance. They were practice books. Nothing felt right until I turned to contemporary love stories, novels of self-discovery, set in small towns.
NS: I know you also read outside the genre. What do you like about reading and writing romance?
CH: I like the parameters. I like working within a structure and twisting it for a bit of edge.
NS: Are you a pantser or a plotter?
CH: Pantser, to my dismay. I do begin plotting in earnest at about 30K words, but until then it’s whatever comes out of the fingertips that day.
NS: What is your favorite part about writing?
CH: I love losing myself in worlds that I can control, lol.
NS: What is the hardest part about writing?
CH: Finding the time and energy to keep going when I really want to read a good book.
NS: How long have you been writing?
CH: 45 years. Junior high star journalist.
NS: What are your dreams for your writing?
CH: I love this series idea, because I love writing series. But, if I can finish and publish this one I’m writing now, the book of my heart, I’ll be satisfied.
To learn more about Cynthia:
www.cynthiaharrison.com blogging for 11 years on A Writer’s Diary.
facebook fan page: Cynthia Harrison all.my.diaries