Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fictional Fantasy's M.J Hearle Live Chat Questions.

If you missed out on the awesome live chat here are some questions that were asked from me:
(If you'd like to see more go to click on the banner for everyone's questions.  There were some good questions asked!)

Hi! Now that you're a published Author, does the feeling live up to what you expected?
about an hour ago ·  · 
    • Mj Hearle Well I expected to be the next JK Rowling so :)
      about an hour ago · 
    • Mj Hearle Just kidding - it's great having my book out in the world
      about an hour ago · 
    • Mj Hearle It's still strange seeing it in bookstores. It's almost as though someone else wrote it - who is this MJ character?
      about an hour ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman And it's an awesome book too ;)
      about an hour ago · 
    • Fictional Fantasy Yep I have to agree their Melissa :)
      about an hour ago · 
    • Mj Hearle Why thank you - glad you liked it :)
      about an hour ago · 

How many books do you plan to write about Winter?
about an hour ago ·  · 
    • Mj Hearle There will definitely be a third one (an epic tale set almost entirely in The Dead Lands!) but further than that I'm not sure? I'll let the story dictate how long it will run.
      about an hour ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman So are you more a pantser than a plotter when it comes to writing?
      54 minutes ago · 
    • Mj Hearle Definitely a pantser, though I always try and be a plotter. Many a time I sat down with a bunch of cards with the intention to outline the novel only to get bored and just start writing without a clear plan. I'm impatient and lazy - a lethal combination.
      45 minutes ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman Yeah but makes for a good story too because you are also surprised with where the story is going too ;)
      42 minutes ago · 
    • Mj Hearle I think that's the trick. Outlining is great and all but sometimes it hems the story in and you miss out on exploring some exciting directions.
      38 minutes ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman I'm doing the Camp NaNoWriMo at the moment and am doing the 'work it out as I go' writing and the only downfall is when you paint yourself into a corner and have no idea how to get out of it without deleting a few hundred words lol.
      36 minutes ago · 
    • Mj Hearle Ah...but that's all part of the process. I got 40,000 words in and had to delete them all when I was writing the first draft of Winter's Shadow. Sometimes that's the way it goes....
      32 minutes ago ·  ·  1 person

    • Melissa Freeman Wow that's alot of words to take out lol. Was it your choice or the Editors to do that?
      31 minutes ago · 
    • Mj Hearle My choice. I painted myself into a corner and the only way out was pushing that big old 'delete' button.
      25 minutes ago · 

Will there be even more cats in Winter's Light? I especially loved the line 'Wielding her furry guardian like a weapon..' that cracks me up every time I read it.
about an hour ago ·  · 

    • Mj Hearle Oh most definitely there will be more cats. Cats a plenty. It delights me how many people responded to the character of Nefertem. Who would have thought a fat tabby would become one of the most popular characters in the book?
      about an hour ago · 

    • Mj Hearle Interestingly, I'm actually more a dog person than a cat person so there you go. I find cats a little spooky, a little otherworldly, which is why I guess, they lend themselves so well to supernatural fiction.
      about an hour ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman I'm mostly a dog person lol but loved the cats in Winter's Shadow. It was definitely kinda funny especially when Winter's sister has to deal with a whole.. pride of them. (Oh.. I think it's pride for a group of cats.. cluster?? yeah no idea lol)
      about an hour ago · 

    • Mj Hearle ‎'Clowder' is the word you're looking for:) I had to google it.
      59 minutes ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman lol cool. I thought Pride sounded too tough for house cats and cluster sounds like a breakfast cereal lol
      57 minutes ago ·  ·  1 person

    • Mj Hearle Yeah 'clowder's' a funny word. Certainly not spooky.
      51 minutes ago · 

    • Melissa Freeman lol I agree.
      48 minutes ago · 

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