Meet my friends Monday - Shaw Hart
My dudes, I am so thrilled to welcome Shaw Hart to the blog today.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
I’d say a little of both. There are days, usually when I’m starting a new book, that energize me. I guess because I’m excited about the new ideas but usually finishing a book exhausts me.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
I really love Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I have a bunch of books that I’ve started. Usually it’s just an outline or first chapter though so I wouldn’t even say that they were half done. Maybe 25 that are at least somewhat started though.
How do you select the names of your characters?
I like weird names. My husband likes more traditional names so naming our kids was a lot of fun. LOL! I keep a list on my computer that I constantly add to. Usually Pinterest or google helps me find new ones.
What is your favorite childhood book?
I love Shel Silverstein and my favorite was Where the Sidewalk Ends.
What are you reading right now?
I just started Saved Kisses by Ella Goode.
What author do you admire most in the Insta-Love genre?
Alexa Riley, Ella Goode, Dani Wyatt. I know you only said one but I admire too many!
What would you say is your most interesting writing “quirk?”
I refuse to use pen and paper. Even just for ideas. If I think of something when I’m not with my computer than I’ll email it to myself so I don’t lose it or forget.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I have two kids (3 & 4) and we have three dogs so I’m usually chasing after them. I like to watch tv/movies, read and listen to music. My husband and I like to hike but with the kids we don’t go very far.
What comes first for you? The plot or the characters?
The plot. Usually the plot will help with the names. If the guys is going to be a lumberjack then I’m not going to name him something preppy, etc.
Season – Fall
Beverage – Hot Chocolate
Holiday Cookie – Sugar Cookie
Color – Green
Band – Spanish Love Songs (Right now)
Movie – Captain America: Civil War
Television Show – Barry
Song – Constant Headache by Joyce Manor
Candy – Twix
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