Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Voices of Fiction - Time to write a book - Part One

Welcome back to Voices of Fiction.

We have a great set of authors once again, some continuing the journey here, and a few newbies.

Please welcome this week's guests.

Reno Charlton works from home as a full-time copywriter, providing clients around the world with content for websites, magazines and other media. She’s also the author of three children’s fantasy novels. Under the pen name, Emily Ho, she’s published two short stories, winning the Curtis Brown Short Story Competition with ‘The Journey Home.’ - Amazon UK, Amazon, Goodreads

Catrina Barton is a licensed Kung Fu Instructor of the Black Dragon style and draws on that experience to make her fight scenes both realistic and action packed. She enjoys being surrounded by the stark beauty of mother nature, such as a moon lit starry sky, or a picnic by a peaceful waterfall cascading from the mountain side. - Amazon, Blog

Karina Kantas is the author of six titles, In Times of Violence, Lawless Justice, Road Rage and Huntress (which is published by MMP.) She's also the author of Stone Cold a YA supernatural thriller and Heads & Tales, a short story collection. Karina originates from the UK but now lives in Greece with her husband and two beautiful daughters. - Amazon, Barnes/Noble, Website

Cherie Reich is a writer, freelance editor, book blogger, and library assistant living in Virginia. - Website, Blog

Cara Marsi, former corporate drone and cubicle dweller, and award-winning author, is published in romantic suspense, contemporary romance and paranormal romance. She also writes short romance stories for women’s magazines. Cara and her husband share their house with a fat black diva of a cat named Killer. - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Welcome Authors! It's wonderful to have you back.

This week's question: How long does it take you to write a book?

Reno Charlton: This depends on my work schedule at the time – once I get going I am on a roll and I tend to write large sections in one go. However, there can be long periods between writing due to other work commitments. I have written a book (draft copy) within a week before now but another book might take me over a year.

Catrina Barton: It depends on the genre, length of the book, and the amount of research needed for accurate portrayals. Sometimes a month, sometimes six months.

Karina Kantas: Anywhere from 6 months to two years. It's the editing, rewrites and read through that take time.

Cherie Reich: It depends. My first novel took me nine months to write at about a chapter a week. My most recent novel took twelve days to write during NaNoWriMo. If I've given the story time to percolate in my head and have an outline, then I can write fairly quickly.

Cara Marsi: Anywhere from nine months to 18 months. 

Thank you all for joining us today.

Readers feel free to ask questions concerning this topic in the comments. Also feel free to send questions to chergreen@chergreen.com Subject: Voices of Fiction Question, and have them answered by the participating authors in later editions.

There’s also room for more authors to participate. Drop me an email, Subject: Voices of Fiction.

(Disclaimer - Bios and photos submitted by authors.)


Joylene Nowell Butler said...

What an interesting and diverse group. A week! Wow. I can't imagine the kind of concentration that must have taken. Bravo, just the same.

Cherie Reich said...

Thank you for featuring us, Cher! Wow, a week is impressive, Reno. :)

Anonymous said...

As always a variety of different answers. I'm blown away with how different we all think and write. :)

Cher Green said...

Thank you ladies for stopping by. We have a even bigger group this time around, so even more diversity within the answers.

kitty - doesn't it make you think twice about the how-to books? It would however be wonderful to grab one that matched our writing ways to help us forward, but we all seem to take a different road. :)

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