Thursday, 31 January 2013

Questions for the Blog Tour That Ran Itself


I'm participating in a kind of old school chain mail experiment (via Internet), where writers answer questions about their next writing project. We each tag five more writers, who you'll meet at the bottom of this blog, and they tell five more and so on. There are no cumulative cash rewards, unfortunately, and no promise that passing this along will bring you good fortune, but just in case it's bad luck to break the chain, here goes. I answer questions below on the novel I'm working on now. And below that, you'll meet some new writers who you can visit.


What is your working title of your book?
Sing a Worried Song. It's a line from an old blues tune called Worried Man Blues.


Jaipur, India flower merchant- FG
Where did the idea come from for the book?

A few years ago I read, or heard, a little snippet of a story about a woman who had traveled to India and been so affected by what she saw on her taxi trip to the hotel from the airport, that she holed up in her hotel room for two weeks, unable to leave it. She was paralyzed by culture shock or some kind of profound terror. That story stuck with me and, over the years, whenever I thought of going to India, a place I find myself drawn to, I thought of the woman in the hotel room. I suppose I worried it would happen to me. The idea grew from there. I wonder...What if...?

What genre does your book fall under?

Fiction



Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

File:File-Evan Adams.jpgI can see Evan Adams (Thomas Builds-The-Fire in Smoke Signals) as my character, Joseph. He needs to be about 30, but he looks younger than he is. I'd also love to meet him. He's not only an actor but a physician. Talk about a Renaissance man.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
I actually dislike talking about my books before they're finished. It's a bit of a superstition, or maybe just a suspicion, that if I talk it out, I won't need to write it. But I did agree to this chain interview! So here's what I can safely say: It's a novel set in rural Manitoba and Bombay, India in 1970.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

My hero, Denise Bukowski, represents me.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It's still in progress, but my last novel took about three years, if I disregard the original draft that I wrote ten years earlier.

Below are links to some of my favourite and talented writers you can visit:
Anne McDonald
Sean Johnston
Nabina Das
Alix Hawley

Message for tagged authors:
Rules of the Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.
Be sure to line up your five people in advance.


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