My guest today is June Foster. June Foster is an award-winning author who began her writing career in an RV roaming around the USA with her husband, Joe. She brags about visiting a location, then it becomes the setting in her next book. Find June at www.junefoster.com.
Here’s the info on June’s latest book – A Harvest of Blessing – When bank president Jared Abrams falls in love with one of his tellers, Jared’s daughter does everything in her power to keep them apart. Will he reap a harvest of blessings or a season of drought?
June has some interesting insights on human nature, and is always looking for more. Here is what June has to say about what goes on in her head as a writer.
What goes on in a writer’s head? POV, characters’ quirks like stuttering or smacking gum, far-flung places around the world where my characters will live, elegant ways to say stuff, chocolate and breaks, critique partners, membership dues—oh wait! The odd facts and ideas that dwell within a writer’s mind are endless. If I keep on, I’d need to monopolize Gail’s blog for the rest of 2018, and I don’t think she’d be too thrilled.
So, I think I better stick to one bit of information I learned early-on after I began to create fiction—writing from a male POV. I must confess. I never realized that men and women’s basic thought patterns greatly differ. Can you see my red face? Yes, it’s true.
One day I wrote a scene in my hero’s POV describing his reaction to the heroine who was dressed in office attire. He noticed her frilly blouse peeking out of her suit coat and her cute earrings. Oops. Wrong. One of my critique partners set me straight. The guy wasn’t looking at her blouse but how short her skirt was and how tight it fit. Yikes. Do guys really think like this?
I also learned that men don’t notice lavender but describe the color as purple, if they see color at all. Too, men rarely cry, at least not in front of a woman, and when you talk about your problems, they want to fix them instead listening.
I have a long list of male attributes at home that amaze me. I can’t believe I was so gullible all those years but at least now I understand my husband better.
So, what’s in a writer’s head? I could tell you about how I get my characters in more trouble than they can handle—wait! Gail said to keep this short.
(Gail speaking here. I will get June back for that! Just wait for it!)