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or you’re just starting your Romance Weekly journey here, welcome. Some probing questions and fun answers lie ahead as you make the rounds.
Jami Denise is the author of this week’s questions:
1. When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?
When I start a new story, I usually start with two characters and a scene in mind where they interact. It’s usually the opening scene, but not always. The first scene in Son of Thunder I envisioned was Jord and Meghan on the motorcycle, riding up the rainbow bridge to Asgaard. Everything flowed from there.
I let the characters lead me around for a while, with no real ending in sight. Eventually they find a direction and head toward it, and the ending becomes clear.
2. How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?
I’m pretty sure bits and pieces of real life friends and acquaintances slip into my characters, but there are very few instances where I can point to a character and say “That is 100% so-and-so.” I do occasionally slip family members into my stories, just cause I love ‘em.
3. Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.
Tough, caring, and brave.
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