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Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Little About Carra Copelin

 Hey, everyone, we're on the way to Fall . . . finally. School is starting and I'm looking forward to the first cool crisp air. I'm working on a Christmas book, thinking about sweaters, bonfires, and roasting marshmallows. How about you?

I'm frequently asked questions about my writing, so I thought I'd share some of them with you.

I’m always asked ‘where do you get your ideas’?

I generally think of the characters for my next story and the time period they live in. I check the timeline for the area to see if a significant event took place, as in historical, legend, or weather. The story develops from there. It doesn’t always happen that way,

Which comes first, the story, the characters, or the setting?

I seriously think there’s no rhyme or reason to the way my brain works. Lol. Most of the time the characters come first, but every once in a while, it’s the story. Very recently my brother called me with a story idea that worked perfectly for a hero and heroine from my first book. The next story I’m writing has received its title first.

Which of your heroines most represent you, or the ‘you’ you’d like to be? Why?

I think there’s a little of me in each of my heroines, but the one that’s most representative would be Maggie Benning from my first book. She has great love of family and trusts without question. She doesn’t need riches or expensive baubles to be happy.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

The most important part of writing for me is putting together a completed story that readers enjoy.

What’s the most romantic thing a guy can do (or has done) for you?

Well, it doesn’t happen in my house, my husband and I have been married too long. Lol But a very romantic thing would be to stay in on a Saturday night and watch a good movie.

How long have you been writing and have you always wanted to be a writer?

Being a writer couldn’t have been farther from my mind, but the more romances and romantic suspense stories I read, I decided to give it a try. From that point I was hooked. I’ve been writing about twenty years, with a break when life intervened. I Indie published my first book in 2013.

What is your writing routine once you start a book?

Routine? There’s a routine? How did I not know this? All silliness aside, I just try to set a goal for a certain number of words for the day and stick to it. Some days that works.

City Girl or Country Girl?

I think these days, I would have to say City Girl. I love the air conditioner as much as I dislike our Texas mosquitoes.

Well, there you go, a little about me and probably more than you ever wanted to know. <g>  Comment a little about yourself so I can learn about you!

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  1. The most "enjoyable" part of writing for me is when the muse flows and my fingers cannot writer of type fast enough to get the words out.

    Thank you for your post, Carra. I truly enjoyed it.

  2. Hi Laurean. That's a great feeling isn't it?
    Thanks for commenting today!

  3. Enjoyed learning more about you, Carra.


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