Author Interview with Legendary Writing Part 4

Legendary Writing blog post Part 4

The fourth part of my author interview with LegendaryWriting on Instagram, in which I answer the question: “What challenges have you faced writing the Jake Talbot series and how have you overcome them?”

. – Q: What challenges have you faced writing the Jake Talbot series and how have you overcome them? . – A: I think one of my biggest challenges came when writing Visiting Lilly and needing to get the time-line accurate. I wasn’t writing flashbacks, but people in the story do constantly refer to the past and how old various people were 10-60 years previously. For this I drew a chart, so that I had a visual reference and could see at a glance how old each person was meant to be. It sounds simple, but the chart took several attempts to get right. My stories are mystery thrillers, so within the plot there is usually a deadline that my characters are working towards. In Visiting Lilly the deadline was Christmas, so I used the review function in Word and kept track of the day of the week and fictional date. This way I could write in simple asides, such as, ‘only four more shopping days to Christmas.’ If I hadn’t done this I knew that some bright reader would count the days and catch me if I’d got it wrong. #writer #poetsofinstagram #writing #author #reader #amwriting #book #books #bookstagram #bookworm #reading #realtalk #relatable #truth #goals #poems #inspiration #success #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #quotes #wisdom #instagood #instalike #instadaily #motivation #writerscommunity #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerslife

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