Friday, March 27, 2015

Interview : Loretta Ellsworth!

 Hi everyone! Today I'm very excited to be showing you my interview with the author of In a Heartbeat. That is an amazing book and if you haven't read it, what is WRONG with you, go now! ----> In A Heartbeat <-----

I interviewed her via-email and here it is now for you!

1. Where did you get the idea for In A Heartbeat?
2. Were any of your characters or ideas inspired by personal experience or real-life events?
3. What was the hardest part of writing the book?
4. If you get writer's block, what do you do?
5. Any recommendations for new writers?

The answers were : 


1.  The book was inspired by personal experience  - my nephew died in a motorcycle accident.   He had registered to be an organ donor  but hadn't told anyone.   His parents honored his wishes and we were comforted in knowing that his death gave life to others.
2. Same as above.
3. The hardest part was writing in two different viewpoints and making each one sound unique.
4. When I get writer's block,  I usually read or write a character analysis of one of the characters in my story,  and it opens up the door to my imagination.
5. My biggest recommendation is to read extensively and to work hard on developing your craft - think of how hard it is to play an instrument at a professional level - it is the same with writing, it requires lots of practice. 



Thanks again Miss Ellsworth for being so kind to answer them, even if I was very late!
Thank you readers, I haven't posted in two weeks and there's no excuse. As I said, I'm going to be trying really hard.
 Keep reading!
Jane