Happy first weekend in spring! The weather is perfect in north Louisiana–80 degrees, windy, pollen, dogwood, azaleas. And I love sitting outside writing and reading. I know not all parts of the states have the same weather–perhaps it is on its way.
As I write in my flowering garden, I like to have a little talk with my characters. No, I don’t say anything out loud. So, no one will be able to call me crazy.
I’ve gotten to know Elizabeth through the years, so these questions might seem a little personal. Here is the list of questions I recently asked Elizabeth (the heroine of my Revolutionary Faith series): Setting–Charles Town 1776 in the Lestarjette sunroom, a pot of coffee and a plate of scones, two comfortable, cushioned wicker chairs, and lots of sunshine
- Do you feel you are putting your children in danger?
- Could you separate yourself from the procedures of the revolution while others starve, die, or die?
- You know how to shoot a pistol, could you kill someone?
- What do you think God thinks about spying?
- Was it wrong to want a family even during wartime?
These are things I would ask myself if in the same circumstances. As I write my present novel, I’m working through Elizabeth’s answers. The questions are tough, filled with emotion and consequences.
Do you have questions you would like to ask characters in the books you read?