It’s time for another Writer Wednesday…
Today’s author is Farrah Rochon!
What’s the one thing that remains unchanged during your writing process,
from one book to another? (ie: Intensive plotting? Music?)
A: After much trial and error, I’ve developed a pretty set process, but
the one thing that never changes is my story bible. As soon as an idea
sparks, it gets it’s own notepad, and I carry that notepad everywhere.
Plotting ideas may pop up while I’m waiting in line at the bank, or stuck
in traffic, and my cute little story notebook is never far away.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a new writer?
A: Do this job because you love writing; no other reason. If you’ve
decided to become a writer because you want to be Kathleen Turner in
Romancing The Stone, you are in for a rude awakening. You must love
creating stories because that is where you will find your joy in this
What’s the one piece of advice you wish was wiped from the minds of
A: Head-hopping, or point-of-view switching, is a cardinal sin punishable
by a slow, brutal death. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic, but you hear this
all the time. You should never, under any circumstances, switch
point-of-view. Some of my favorite books of all time hop back and forth
between the hero and heroine’s POV. If you can do it well, there is no
rule of writing that cannot be broken, or at least bent a little.
What’s the one book you think everybody, writer or not, should read?
A: Judith McNaught’s Whitney, My Love. Some people love it, others
absolutely hate it, but I think that’s one of the things that’s so special
about Whitney, My Love. Any book that can evoke such strong emotions in
it’s readers is worth reading. It’s also one of my absolute favorite books
of all time, so, of course, I think everyone should read it.
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