Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavor. Join us for the Indie Block Party to meet your writing “neighbors.”
Participants will have the opportunity to share a little about themselves and their writing, while getting to know the other like-minded crazies that make up the Indie Writing World.
Day 1: Introduce Yourself
Day 2: Introduce your WIP
Day 3: Interview one of your Characters
Day 4: Interview one of your Neighbors (not your real neighbor…the one who signed up on the linkey after you 😉 )
Day 5: What are you reading?
Day 6: Top 5 books
Day 7: Share your most helpful writing tips
Day 8: Share your most helpful social media & networking tips
Full instructions are available at The Peasants Revolt or Dawna Raver’s blog.
Give me a brief synopsis of the first story you ever wrote (in school, published or just for yourself)?Reporter Merah Slavings is stalking Business Tycoon Nicolas Masters. She wants to know all his dirty little secrets and not just because he is the man of her dreams. Merah doesn’t stumble into his deep dark past but into his arms… mortally wounded. To save her life Nicolas, a vampire, turns Merah and wants her to be his loving companion for all eternity. Merah’s life has turned upside down and eternity is a long time.
Nicholas has many secrets one is that he has been watching Merah Slavings for quite some time. He is hoping she is the one that he can trust with his deepest darkest secret, but first he is going to intrigue and romance her to sweep her off her feet. He has learned that taking your time to get what you want is part of the fun. Time he has plenty of. Fate intervenes and he runs out of time to woo her having to decide to turn her or let her die. Has Nicolas bitten off more than he can chew?
What books have most influenced your writing? Kim Harrisons the Hollows series, and Laurel K Hamilton’s Anita Blake and Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson. I’d love to roll all three up into my work!
What is the best writing advice you were given? Above all else write.
What are your top five favorite movies? That’s a tough one. Best friend’s Wedding, Sweet home Alabama, Van Helzing, Avatar and any western! I have a thing for cowboys.
Do movies influence your writing? No not really.
What is your favorite romantic moment in a film or a book? Gosh there’s too many to mention. I’m such a mushy romantic at heart. I loved when Jack Nicholas told Helen hunt you make me want to be a better man in as Good as it Gets.
Any tattoos? Nope
Pick one of your published works and give me a list of the steps involved in that project from idea to publication? I don’t have one completely polished yet. I just sent my first rounds of edits back to my editor on Love Bites. It has been quite a learning experience. I sure hope it’s polished soon!
For more information on Cathy Brockman, visit her blog cathybrockmanromances.wordpress.com.
11 thoughts on “Indie Block Party – Post 4 – Interview my Neighbor”
She likes a variety in her movies. Good luck, Cathy!
Cathy, hope your WIP polishes up nice and neat : ) It’s so exciting to see your work in print! Fun interview!
I just started reading the Hollows Series, so far it seems like a great choice to draw inspiration from! Thanks Sydney and Cathy for a great interview.
I feel I can always trust a woman that has a thing for cowboys.
Good luck with Love Bites. Not a bad idea to pick a title that results in a song eternally stuck in the reader’s head.
I like the movie questions, too. I find quality movies and TV to be a great influence on dialog.
This is a wonderful idea. So sorry I only found out about it now…
It been a lot of fun.
Great inspirations! Mentioning those I think gives me a bit of a better glimpse of the tone for works.
Good luck with “Love Bites”, Cathy! I really like all the excerpts I read so far.