Deep down inside, who do you write for?
You know I'm tempted to say for myself, but that isn't necessarily the case. Sure I want to be completely satisfied with what I have written, but my main objective is to bring laughter, thrills, and excitement to children. The other books, such as, my biography, personal experiences, and the struggles I've encountered, as well as the obstacles I've had to overcome in order to achieve my dream of a becoming a published author, will hopefully be of inspiration to others facing the same or similar situations.
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
My characters are created from my imagination, and I use the names of my grandchildren for them. To make a character believable I visualize myself as being there with them as the story unfolds. I will also sit back, close my eyes, and talk as though I'm speaking with my grandchildren in order to get the feel of what they might say in these situations.
Of course, as I'm writing on personal experiences, I can be there.
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