Rebecca Randolph Buckley
"A writer uses what experience he or she has. It's the translate, though, that makes the difference." John Irving
Tis true, translation of experience and knowledge works to the advantage for a writer, as well as vivid imaginations and wild thoughts. Perhaps better said ... 'ultra-creative' thoughts.
I write original fiction and my life's
experience definitely comes into play, as Mr. Irving suggests, as I write CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVELS. For instance: people I meet and places I see along with the heartbreak, the sadness, the tragedy, the pain ... and on the flip side ... the happiness, romance, travel, the ultimate feelings of euphoria ... it all culminates and combines in my heart and mind before it hits my fiction desk. And then it comes to you in the form of a book. From my heart to your eyes. I do travel research and am a world traveler which enhances the descriptions of settings in my books. Be sure you read my 'Rachel ONeill' series.
You see, writing what I know and experience makes it easy to write believable characters caught up in intertwining plots. All geared to entertain you and at the same time keep you and me guessing. Yes, that's right - I don't know what's going to happen from one page to the next, same as you, until it flashes in my mind the moment before it hits the page. We all love the element of suspense and surprise when reading a book, so why not write in the same manner. Works for me, unlike some writers, I abhor outlines.
By the way, as you read these pages, you're invited to email your comments, thoughts and opinions about my books, characters, and stories. And please ask questions about writing, editing, publishing, whatever you want, I just might have the answer to guide you along. Would love to hear about your writing too, your views, your experiences, etc.
So ... welcome to my beloved writer's world!