- How long were you writing before your first publication?
- How many manuscripts had you written by that time?
- Have you published any of your early works since? Do you plan to?
- What can you tell us about your writing schedule Are you a morning person? A night owl?
- When working on a manuscript, what do you do when you get stuck?
If I have a deadline, I don’t have the luxury of stepping away from the manuscript for a time. In that case, I have to power through. There have been days where I’ve had to place my hands on the keyboard and force my fingers to move. I pray for the right words, and it’s amazing how God brings them to me.
- Do you ever read your dialog aloud to see how it sounds? Have you ever performed an action you want one of your characters to carry out in order to help you visualize or describe it? Have you ever embarrassed yourself doing this?
- If you felt the Holy Spirit urging you to quit writing, would you do it?
- If you’re a plotter, have you ever tried pantsing it? If you’re a pantser, have you ever given plotting a try? Can you swing both ways, or are you a confirmed devotee of one of these methods?
- Does your best writing flow? Or are you most satisfied with the work that you’ve labored over, sweating and groaning?
New York Times best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of Remember the Lilies, Daisies are Forever, Snow on the Tulips, and a contributing author of A Log Cabin Christmas. When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children, all adopted internationally.
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