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Awesome Indies: Finding the Phoenix by Caitlin O'Connor - Emily Reads Everything
For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page What inspires you? I find itÂ’s often the small things that trigger my imagination. A single line in a song or the wind blowing petals off a rose bush can become a whole world in my head. I look at strangers and wonder what their lives are like, whether theyÂ’re happy or sad, and what choices and experiences molded who they are now. How do you develop your plots and characters? Characters tend to spring into my head fully formed, and all I do is figure out what makes them tick. I get far too much joy from doing the psychological research for my characters. My plots, on the other hand, are always very basic to begin with. I pants my way through the first draft then scribble diagrams of my plot points and tighten the story from there. What were you like in school? I was the nerdy know-it-all who read a lot, got good marks even though I drew pictures during most of my classes, and could forge almost every one of my classmateÂ’s parentÂ’s signatures. I was also the troubled, loner weirdo who spent a lot of time in detention, hung out with the ‘wrongÂ’ crowd, and chased trouble at every turn. What book are you reading now? IÂ’m reading HowlÂ’s Moving Castle by Dianne Wynn Jones …