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Feature on Jacqui Jacoby, Bystander & #giveaway

This week's Feature on Author is on Jacqui Jacoby and her latest release, Bystander.

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1. How do you keep coming up with fresh characters and stories?  

I don't.  They sorta appear when they are ready and start dictating.  I generally figure out their basic personality, they pick a name and then we go.   Probably my biggest problem is there are so many.  Sometimes you want to duct tape their mouths shut they get so loud all talking at once.

2. What do you like to read? 

I have much less free time to read since The Dead Man came to call on April 26, 2013.  I tend to chose wisely. I read non fiction. I read books by friends.  I like classics like The Christmas Carol.
3. Do your characters stick with you after you've finished a book and if so, how do you handle it?

 Yes. Besides The Dead Men who never go far, I have two brothers who have been talking to me for five years.  The closest I have come to writing a story for them are the cousins in next springs Illegal Exit.

4. How do you handle writer's block? 

Um ... I hate to sound like a pain, but I don't get it.  I did go through a rough patch that lasted two years while I edited With a Vengeance. I was on a medication that caused it. Stopped the med, and exactly 30 days later, Ian Stuart of Dead Men Play the Game walked up to me and he's still here.
If I had to recommend how to avoid writer's block, I would say rotate projects.  Be working on a book, maybe doing a blog, a short--if one gives you trouble go to the other to stay sharp.

5. Tell us a little about your book... Bystander was a ride.  I wrote the whole thing in just thirteen days in a rush of adrenaline that felt amazing.  The story, the characters, they all took shape out of  people and places I knew from the past.  The image of a stalker was deeply dark to me and deviling into the research to made him bad, exciting. Finding the crew to slow him down equally as much.
Bystander is the story of Beth Hardwick, reader on the Snap Shots set in
Hollywood, California.  Just out of a bad relationship with Mile Criswell, she thought he would disappear and she could move on.  Miles had serious other plans. It took the involvement of her boss, former spot light hot shot and current Snap Shot producer to step in and rescue her. Sean, world famous for his dating as well as his movies has two passions in his life: his son and his cats. And the way the cats boss him around, you would think they ruled the world.


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Bystander by Jacqui Jacoby

Bystander

by Jacqui Jacoby

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18 comments:

  1. Yeah, that's the trick to writer's block. If you can't write one thing, write something else.

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    1. Just make sure to keep track. NO starting one project by abandoning the last. You have to finish what you start.

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  2. Interesting interview. It is always nice to learn how authors come up with characters and stories. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it. These characters, they can be annoying.

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  3. Okay, ladies. You've done it. You've worn me down. You can only tempt me for so long about a book before I give in, and I did. Uncle! I just bought it. :)

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    1. Gee, that's to bad -- LOLOL I do hope you enjoy it!!

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  4. My chatacters and stories come to me when their ready too, but I have to help them figure out their name. :)

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    1. Silly phone...*they're

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    2. Mine usually come with names, I don't know why or how. I just know when they walk in, who they are.

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  5. I'm with Chrys, the characters come in their own good time and I do a lot of jumping around on names.

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    1. They do pick the time and place ... except for Davis. He won't shut up and I keep making him wait.

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  6. My characters also appear to me. I rotate projects and find that I don't have writer's block.

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    1. That's a good way to go. I'm glad it works for you.

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  7. Hi, Jacqui! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  8. Hi Jacqui,

    It was lovely to read this post and find more about you.

    Congrats on the new release and all the best!

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  9. Wonderful to hear from Jacqui. I am amazed that she never gets writers block. That is awesome! Congrats to her on her newest release. :)
    ~Jess

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You can discuss your romance novel addiction too!