It's Not Every Day You Get to Visit Alberta.

10 August 2012

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. . . And if you want to be technical — a rather unimaginative prospect, in my opinion — I didn't exactly visit Alberta today. But I did stop by Alberta Girl (yes, "d" was correct!) for an interview and chat with my dear friend Gwen, and it was nearly as much fun as visiting her in person. Of course, this girl happens to be one of those wonderfully vibrant people who manages to capture her personality on the computer screen in just a few words, leaving the reader feeling as if she really is in Alberta and talking with Gwen in person. If you want to get a taste of Alberta and this Alberta girl without paying the price of an airplane ticket, why don't you stop by and say hello?

sneak peak:

What was your initial inspiration for writing this book?

I was very interested in the history of the Titanic, but I wanted to tell the age-old tragedy in a manner that was new, fresh, and different. I had noticed that many books tended to tell the story from the perspective of a passenger on the Titanic — certainly there was no need for another book of this type. I started wondering about the emotions of the people in America who had friends and family members on the doomed ocean liner. How did they feel when they heard the news? After that, everything seemed to fall into place.

Click here to read the full interview at Alberta Girl.

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2 epistles:

  1. Again, wonderful! Your guest posts have proved to be very inspiring for me, and I feel "writerly renewed" - thank you so much, Elizabeth Rose. And like you, the Titanic has touched me - it was truly a night that should never be forgotten.

    -Patience

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  2. This was an enjoyable interview :D.

    You know I pretty much face that same problem in those writing scenes that you mentioned as well... those "little, everyday scenes". I also feel I am writing my best when I am writing one of those heart-wrenching, emotional and dramatic scenes that will be memorable, scary or touching. Writing the ordinary "living" scenes can be so challenging sometimes, especially to keep them feeling dull or monotonous and it is a constant struggle to keep a "building up" of character, plot or theme in some certain way even in those quiet scenes. Ah, these are the times when I find myself most at my wits end while writing! But that's a great reminder... that "books cannot live on drama alone, and one needs just as many calm, comforting scenes to balance them out..." So I sympathize with you, because I know that feeling too :).

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