A Conversation With Brenda B. Taylor
Brenda B. Taylor writes sweet historical romance connecting readers of today with events in history, and telling stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. She most enjoys writing stories set in post-Civil War Missouri and 16th century Scotland.
What’s the hardest part of writing romantic suspense?
Brenda: The hardest part of writing romantic suspense is keeping the tension going between the hero and heroine, then weaving in the mystery.
When do you find time to write?
Brenda: I write each morning. After a short devotional in my favorite chair, I open my computer and begin work on the current story. About noon, I stop, cook lunch, rest, then sometimes return to work in the afternoon. However, my best writing is completed during the early morning hours.
What is your favorite spot for reading or reflecting on your current work-in-progress?
Brenda: My favorite spot for reading and reflecting on the WIP is a favorite chair beside a window overlooking bird feeders. I rest my eyes by watching the birds and squirrels at the feeders.
How do you connect with your characters?
Brenda: I connect with my characters by getting into their heads. I write by scenes, so I determine the POV character for each scene, then imagine what he/she does and says. The story is outlined before writing begins and a character sketch for each character completed. Sometimes I search for photos of the character to look at while writing. By sketching characteristics and looking at photos, I get an idea of the character’s actions, reactions and conversations for the scene.
Why do you like writing romantic suspense?
Brenda: I enjoy writing romantic suspense because my favorite genre is historical romance with interwoven mystery.
Current book: A Highland Bride
After six years as a fugitive in France, Alistair returned to Scotland. His wife and son are gone. Can he find love again?
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