As part of the virtual book tour for Many Genres, One Craft, I have more contributor interviews this week: Teffanie Thompson White, David J. Corwell, Adrea Peters, and Lee Allen Howard.
Now, here's Teffanie:
1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
2. Tell me about your travels.
3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
Milk, milk, milk! If soy milk counts, warmed and saturated with heavy doses of gourmet cocoa!
4. What else can you do besides write?
5. Who are you reading right now?
6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
We publish alphabet concept books for all ages. Ur Txtbk proved to be the toughest, written in text speak. We had to learn a different language just to compile.
8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
Conversations, social media, and children. For pictureless books, I'm inspired by words that inspire, that elicit a positive response, words that light up the room and cause me to imagine more.
9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?
Ukelele music. When we travel (which is often) my son brings along his ukelele. It's the only of his instruments that fits reasonably into our Prius. The bubbly vibrations combined with the landscape invariably tickle my spirit.
12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
I outline every single component of the plot. I even have spreadsheets to track! When attempting a NaNoWriMo Sci-Fi novel this year I let a story take me for an interesting ride, more like a brake-less roller coaster. Way too out of control!
13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
15. Do you still watch cartoons?
Yeah! I watch the Powerpuff girls about four times a week with my daughter before her bedtime. She prefers to read her own bedtime stories (she's ten), so we needed another ritual.
Teffanie Thompson White:
Mama / Texan / Writer / Author / Publisher / Speaker / Editor / Educator / Administrator / Program Developer / Advocate / Conference & Workshop Organizer
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Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, a writing guide edited by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller and based on the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction graduate program.