05 April 2019
How would you spend ten thousand bucks?
Holidays, probably. I’d love to go to America, one day. There are so many places I’d like to see… Utah and the Grand Canyon. The West Coast. Louisiana. Nova Scotia looks beautiful too. Also, I have a friend in Texas and another in Virginia that I never see.
Where do you get your best ideas?
I love mythologies and studying them is a hobby of mine. Did you know there are hundreds of different mythologies, all over the world? Each area has its own monsters and mythical creatures, and years and years of folklore to draw inspiration from.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
Characters definitely. I’m a character-oriented writer so I always start there. I flesh out my characters, who they are, where they’re going. Stories, to me, are an emotional journey to take your characters from emotional point A, to emotional point B. They need to grow and mature throughout the story, for it to be interesting.
So that’s where I start. When I know what I want them to do, I craft a story that allows them to achieve that emotional growth. And then I outline everything, before the actual writing begins.
What does your main character do that makes him special?
Bellamy Vale is Death’s PI on a retainer. He’s a good guy, former US Navy, who lost his family a few years ago. That led to some bad decisions and now he’s trying to make it up and to even the scales one case at a time.
I think that’s what I like the most about him; he’s not perfect. He’s flawed like the rest of us, and that’s important in a character.
Originally posted @ Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews