Jodi Thomas…my Interview with best selling author (part 2)

Don’t miss Part I of this Interview!   Jodi is a masterful story teller.  I am a huge fan and love to sit down with her wonderful books!

Jodi Thomas InterviewQ. Do you ‘get lost’ in your writing and for how long?

A. Of course. Harmony is as real to me as any town I’ve ever lived in. I lose sleep worrying about my characters.
 My sons are afraid I’ll name one of my characters in the will.

Q. Who or what is your “Muse” at the moment ?

A. Right now I’m writing about ranches and canyons. I’m loving going out to a friend’s ranch and driving around.

Q. When did you begin to write seriously?

A. When I was 35. I realized in five years I’d be 40 and I wanted to be a writer, but I’d never really worked at it. I turned 40 at an autograph party for my first book.  There is no big secret to being a writer. A WRITER WRITES. If you want to be a writer then write. Keep a long. I do. Somedays I only get one page done, but I’m moving forward.

Q. What makes a writer great?

A. For me what makes a book great is the characters have to come alive.  Writing seems to be a field we never master but as writers we always fight to get one step better. The day I was put in RWA’s Hall of Fame I’d bought 150.00 of books on how to write.  I don’t know what a finished book looks like. I’m never finished with one. I used to drive my husband crazy years ago when we ran pages slowly off the computer. As soon as one would come off I’d find something I wanted to change.

Q. Where/when do you first discover your characters?One True Heart, Jodi Thomas

A. I think of my characters as people. Sometimes they come and set down across from me and tell me their story. Sometimes I write later at night to see what they are going to do.

Q. What inspired your story/stories ?

A. I think a love of people maybe. I find people fascinating.

Q. Have you? Or do you want to write in another genre`?

Jodi.#4.A. I don’t really think about writing in a genre’. I just write stories about people and the way they live their lives and how they love.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?

A. Just that I think of my readers as I write and it means a great deal to me to hear from them.  Thank you.

Review!  One True Heart  Available Now!
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