Hi, readers! Today I’ve got Shanna Hatfield here for a quick little chat. I posed this question to Shanna:
What part of a story — beginning, middle, or ending — do you most enjoy writing?
Here’s what she told me:
The part of a story I enjoy writing most is the beginning. All the ideas are fresh and exciting. The story could go anywhere from there! Although I have a direction in mind, sometimes the characters take over from the very beginning and lead me through how they want the story told. I like to come up with an engaging first paragraph that immediately draws the reader into the story.
So, here’s YOUR question for the day. What “hooks” you and draws you into a story?
Shanna Hatfield is a hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure. In addition to blogging, eating too much chocolate, and being smitten with her husband (Captain Cavedweller), she writes clean romantic fiction with a healthy dose of humor. Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
Check out Aundy by Shanna Hatfield
Desperate for a better life, Aundy Thorsen leaves Chicago to fulfill a farmer’s request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon. Garrett Nash is a busy rancher and respected member of the community. When his neighbor passes away, leaving behind a plucky widow, Garrett appoints himself her protector and guardian.