Donna Renzulli, author of the children’s book “Dangerous Reading,” posted an interview with me on her blog “A Writing Primate” as an inspiration for New Year’s resolutions for writers. http://awritingprimate.com/2011/12/30/nancy-ellen-dodd-author-of-the-writers-compass/.
Below are the questions she asked:
- Tell us what you mean by developing a “mind-set” for writing, and how important is it to the creative process?
- You equate story-telling with building a house: foundation, adding structure of walls and roof, the flooring, painting and adding designer touches. Elaborate for us the use of the 7 stage process described in your book which maps out the writing of a story with beginning, middle and end.
- What recommendations can you give to a writer who is blocked about writing a certain idea, but can’t seem to get a handle on it?
- What if you already have a rough draft or even a completed manuscript, how can your book, The Writer’s Compass help the writer?
- Building tension is important to any story line. What tools/ideas would you recommend on how to do this naturally in developing this sense of urgency?
- Tell us a little about what you are currently working on?
- Please give us an eight-word description of your life.
For the answers, check out her website at http://awritingprimate.com/2011/12/30/nancy-ellen-dodd-author-of-the-writers-compass//.