You can find those on my website.
Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is One thing we're really good at as an author and one thing we'd like to do better.
Hrm. If I go by what I hear most, I'd say that I'm really good at worldbuilding. That's the compliment I get the most often on the books. Personally, I think I'm good at characters and dialogue. Really, I think the most important authorial skill I have is a strong work ethic and daily writing habit.
What would I like to do better? It's kind of intangible, really. I'm constantly trying to improve my craft, to make each book the best it can be. Frankly, I'd like to be able to write faster and not need to revise, but I'm not sure that's a practical plan. The intangible is that I'd like to write a book that appeals to so many readers that it becomes an enormous hit. That's not practical either, as phenoms like that aren't predictable. I guess I'm going to say I'd like to approach my writing work with consistent delight and gladness. THAT I can control.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
What I Have and What I Want
Posted by Jeffe Kennedy at 1:38:00 PM
Labels: characters, delight & gladness, dialogue, Heart's Blood, Jeffe Kennedy, Negotiation, phenoms, The Crown of the Queen, The Snows of Windroven, worldbuilding
Jeffe Kennedy is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author of romantic fantasy. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She is best known for her RITA® Award-winning novel, The Pages of the Mind, the recent trilogy, The Forgotten Empires, and the wildly popular, Dark Wizard. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
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I like your tangible goal of delight and gladness, a lot. And maybe part of why your world building is so exceptional is because the characters that inhabit them are so vivid and real, characters like that can't exist in flat worlds.ReplyDelete
Ohhhh - that's such a lovely compliment. Thank you! I'm all furry inside now :DDelete
Aww, warm fuzzies!! :)Delete