Well, after reading your amazing serial romance, “The Bachelor Auction,” I’m so impressed by how quickly you all were able to create such compact and fully detailed chapters, and connect them in such a way that would showcase all of your writing talents in the best way possible! The characters are all funny, some over the top (but necessarily so) and I cannot wait to see which one of the bachelors our heroine actually ends up with!
All of the quickly created wit and descriptions made me wonder what inspires my authors? And also, what inspires me? In college, I was more of the “creative non-fiction” type, even infusing my 20+ page term papers with some kind of personal voice—which many a professor appreciated! And now, in publicity, writing is a huge part of my job. The first bit of inspiration is of course, from my lovely authors, who so graciously put their books in my hands for proper promotion. But what also inspires me is my personal drive. My brother and I were brought up to always do our best, no matter how small of a task. So when we collaborate on a new angle to send out your books or I’m writing a drop letter, I always think ahead—if someone at People or even a small review blog doesn’t want a review copy, or doesn’t want to feature an author, I immediately think of what I can do differently to change their minds. Creativity is something that can be used on so many different levels (an awesome example is “The Bachelor Auction”), so I’m glad to use mine each and every day.
Of course, when I’m writing a drop letter or press release, I have your beautiful covers to give me something to ponder over…
Where do you find inspiration? Is there a place you like to go (real or in your mind!) when you write? Or do you just wait for the words to come to you, or the characters to speak to you and fervently write it all down then?
OH—and more importantly: if there is ever a publicist auction, how much would you guys pay for me? :-)