Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chicken or Egg?

That's right - it's April!! Time for Q&A.

I'll take questions from now through Tuesday, April 6 and post ANSWERS in the Wednesday, April 7 blog post.

Happy Spring, Easter, Oestara!


  1. This is awesome-thanks!

    Okay so my question is...
    How do you go about writing? Do you outline? The story arc or maybe each chapter and how do you develop your ideas/story and your characters? you listen to music while writing?

    And do you feel like your characters "speak" to you and tell you what to write? :P


  2. Great questions, Anya! These will be so much fun to answer :)

    To all other readers - don't be shy. I love answering your questions!

  3. Ohhh, this is great!
    Okay, so my questions are;

    From what I can tell Niteshade is about Wolves and magic? Are these the only two elements that surround the universe or are there any other paranormal in this series?

    Do you have a playlist for the books? If yes, can you put it on your site for us to listen too?

    What kind of love story can we expect? A triangle perhaps? Or something complicated and juicy? ( Okay this one might be a spoiler one, so I don't expect an answer, but I had to ask;))

    Are you like any of the characters written in your work? Which one is your favorite?

    I know that this series is only just starting and I think it's safe to say that your fans are already jumping up and down for October to come, but I was wondering if you have any plans or ideas to write something after this series?

    Tina (Goodreads)

  4. Awesome questions, Tina! I can't wait to answer them - thanks for the great list :)

  5. How many revisions did you do? And how did NIGHTSHADE's story change from it's initial version?

  6. And another question from me:P

    How long did it take you to write the first draft of Nightshade? And then how long did the revisions take?:)

  7. Has there been any changes offered by your editor that made you cringe, but you did them anyway?

  8. Andrea, as an aspiring writer who is currently working on my WIP, I'm really interested in your writing process. I've decided that I'm a bit of a "Pantser" but then I run into a brick wall and think "Hmm...I need an outline of where this is going I think". I also think that I struggle with dialogue scenes and I have to work on this. So, in conclusion - any advice and tips on the writing process please. Thank you! :)

    (P.S. I'm a wolf girl and I can't wait to read and review your book!)