So, Joey told you about her defining writing styles and mannerisms. She has a lot of little things placed within her words to tell that her words are Joey.
Me, on the other hand…let’s see…
First, I found out I HATE writing in chapters, hate it with a bloody passion. I tried it with The Altar Server, and although I love the story concept, I kind of left it alone after another idea popped into my head that I ran with. I felt too constricted titling a chapter. That said, I need to dig it back up to write it scene format.
That’s my favorite way of write, in scenes, like a movie. I can go with a sequence until I run out of things to say. I break up my scenes with something like *** or some little icon that fits the theme of whatever I’m writing.
Being that I write in scenes, I’m extremely descriptive to the point of painting a movement like, say, a crouch. I helped Joey with Julian’s transformation in The Howl as well as some sequences of Quest.
Like Stephen King, I like to add lyrics to my stories that drive the narrative like in The Moreau Family Diary, where I use paraphrasing from the Doors since the basis for the story’s the mystery of Jim Morrison’s death. Of course, it’s a work of fiction, and I did change his name to Timothy Peters, but you can tell who I’m alluding to in the description. I loved that era in music, so I watch a lot of documentaries on the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin…you know, some of the original members of the 27 Club.
I have shades of my friends and fam show in my characters. That’s not to say I wish them ill will or anything; nor, am I say anything about their character. It’s my little ode to them. The same for the color blue showing up periodically…it’s one of Joey’s favorite colors.
There ya have it.
Be good to each other.