Today I am so pleased, once again, to have author Cynthia Woolf visiting my blog! Cynthia is joining us today for a guest post and to let us know about her newest book in her DESTINY IN DEADWOOD series, "Seduced by a Sinner." Enjoy!
"Inside the Mind of the Author"
a guest post by Cynthia Woolf
Stories come to me in all guises. Some are just snippets of a title, some are full blown, scene by scene (I wish this kind happened more often). What I do is take that idea and try to form it into a story. This particular series was formed when I was watching the HBO television show DEADWOOD. When it first was on television, I wouldn’t watch it because it was so violent. But then my husband got it on DVD and I watched the first episode. The story was wonderful. And I don’t think the violence was out of line for the time. The old west, Deadwood in particular, was a violent, dirty place to live and often to die.
Once I get the idea, I sit down and write out a bit about it. What characters I want there, what is their reason for being there, who they are, what they look like. Now most every writer does this kind of thing to some extent, but I usually don’t go much beyond this before I begin to write the story. I’m what you call a pantser and so I don’t plot out the whole book before I write it. Many authors plot out the book scene by scene. They know what it going to happen before it happens. I don’t. My characters take shape on the page and I meet them the same way you do when you read the book for the first time.
Because I let the story unfold as it come to me, most times I’m as surprised as you are what the characters do. I honestly didn’t know that Lily, had a baby out of wedlock in this book until I started writing it. I love that I get to know the characters as I write, just as you get to know them as you read.
Seduced by a Sinner
by Cynthia Woolf
This is the third book in the Destiny in Deadwood series but you can also read it as a stand alone.
Other books in the series:
Healed by a Heart
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