Monday, August 26, 2013
Interview with Wes Dodd for Goddess Fish Blog Tour
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask the author, Wes Dodd, a few questions about his writing. He's a self-published author and I was curious about where he got his ideas.
Are your stories based on your life or things you have experienced or are they purely fictional?
How long does it take you to get from the idea to the finished novel?
That varies. I worked on The Secret Guardian, a fantasy novel, for 2 years, forever making changes. The Crimson Key, a mystery, came to me in a series of dreams. I wrote it in a couple of months. Saving Faith, a romantic thriller, was an idea, one dramatic scene that popped up in my head. I worked on it for 6 months.
Do you rewrite a lot during the story drafting or is most of it OK with just a few changes during re-reads?
Most of it is OK with a few changes during re-reads.
Do you read the type of books that you write?
I try not to read other novels, in fear that I may accidentally write something I’ve read.
How do you find your story ideas?
They find me, from an idea that pops in my head or a dream, like The Crimson Key. The entire first chapter came to me in a single dream. I woke in the middle of the night and jotted down the events of the dream. During the next week, I had more dreams in sequence. I outlined the story from beginning to end, names the characters and places. When I sat down and began writing the story, it spilled out so easily.
Wes will award a $20 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.