Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inside Book Studio: LeAnna Sheilds

When did you start writing?
I started writing in high school as a form of downtime from the home school routine. It started with Star Wars fan fiction (none of which will ever be seen by the public.) 


What genre do you write in?
I write in the the science fiction/ fantasy genre

What is your process? (do you plan, outline, let the characters guide you, research before or during, etc)

I let my character guide me. I have a favorite quote for that actually. I found it on facebook it says "I create the character then I take dictation."


How do you get into your character's frame of mind?
Hmmm.. That's a good question. I guess the answer would be I act out the dialog that helps me get into the frame of mind.   


Do you listen to music while you write? What is your favorite song for emotional scenes?
Yes, I can't write without listening to music. Hmmm for emotional scenes my favorite song would be Heartland by a group called Celtic Thunder.

What have you published and what are you currently working on?
The Alestrion Chronicles: Slaves Redeemed is my first published book, and it's the first in a series. I'm currently working on books 2 and 3 in the series along with a steampunk novel.

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is definitely The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I love his use of mythology and symbolism. 

What is your favorite movie?
Born Yesterday filmed in the 1950's. It's one of my favorite movies.


Which of your characters is your favorite and why?
I'd have to say I have two and for two different reasons 1st is Aria I love the way she grows and matures throughout the book. 2nd is Raychor I love his loyalty. 



What is your favorite word?
My favorite word is "grace"
What is your least favorite word?
Least favorite word has to be any of the 4 letter words and no I'm not typing them out.
What turns you on?
A peaceful heart.
What turns you off?
A foul mouth.
What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of rain.
What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of a dentist drill.
What is your favorite curse word?
one I recently made up for my second book cricus.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Jewelry designer.
What profession would you not like to do?
Construction
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I believe that heaven exists, and I want to hear God say one day, "Well done good and faithful one."

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