Hello, nocturnal readers!
I am extremely excited about today's guest post! The lovely Patricia Leever, author of Divinity, stopped by to share a few words about creating a love interest for her main character, Evie. Now, I already know I am going to love Daniel, so you girls are going to have to fight me for him. But before I get carried away, here's what Patricia had to say:
Greetings my nocturnal little love monkeys and a big thank you to Maja over here at the Nocturnal Library for having me!
Now, you might be wondering, as a romance writer, how does one come up with a love interest in a story such as Divinity. Well, to be perfectly honest, the process is different for everyone, not only with each writer, but each story I think. At least for me.
For Divinity, Evie was “born” first, meaning that she clawed her way out of my wee little melon first and foremost, this badass 135 year old demon hunter that had lived through several lifetimes. As she “spoke” to me, fleshing out, I saw that she seemed to be searching for something other than just the next demon, something more. That’s when Daniel started to take form. Mind you, my characterization process makes me sound like a complete lunatic, but I don’t know any other way to describe it.
Daniel started as just a thought, a shadow almost. The more I got to know Evie, the clearer he became; the yin to her yang, if you will. Without a doubt, Evie is harsh I mean she’s pretty much had to be to survive, at least in her mind. But Daniel helps her find her softer “girlie” side which was what she has needed.
So, I guess the short answer as to how you make a love interest in a story is, it basically makes itself. Well, at least for me and my characters.
Again, a super big thank you to Maja over here at the Nocturnal Library for having me, as much as I sound like a psychopath when I look into my writing process, I do so enjoy sharing it!
Until next time,
We respect tradition here at The Nocturnal Library, and guest posts are always followed by giveaways. One lucky winner will receive an e-copy of Divinity. Entering is very easy, all you have to do is follow this blog, although spreading the word gets you additional brownie points. If you're a US resident, make sure to stop by my friend Heidi's blog, Rainy Day Ramblings, and enter to win a paperback copy. All the other tour stops have giveaways as well.