Claire, it's great to have you back on the blog. Congatulations on the new book!
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I have written seven books. Of those, five are published.
My most recently published book is Tennessee Plates, published by L&L Dreamspell, December, 2012.
I’ve heard it said that no one can write authentically with their hands tied up behind their back. In other words, I think an author must forget themselves and let the characters talk. I strive to do that.
I think an author must climb into a character’s skin and view the world through their eyes.
My favorite is the character who owns the viewpoint in the scene under construction.
An awesome response, and so true for me as well.
Tennessee Plates concerns reconciliation with past demons. The hero finally confronts the worst times in his life, and exposes them, so that he can find peace. A major challenge existed in the balance between tragedy and humor.
I love to travel because I am very interested in other people and their traditions. I travel for both research and inspiration. Can you share some special places with us?
Writing is much like acting in that the author must forget him or herself, and assume a new identity in order to express another’s viewpoints.
What advice can you give new writers?
Don’t worry about what people will think when they read your writing. If you do, you won’t get your best work.
I tend to collect newspaper clippings in a box and look through the box when I am plotting a new book.
Amazon.com, Goodreads, and my website, www.claireapplewhite.com.
They are all available in both formats at Amazon.com.
Claire, thinks for taking the time to tell us about the new book. St. Louis is a beautiful city and I hope to pass that way again.
Come on over any time, Susan.