Welcome to Writing for Christ Vannetta Chapman, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
I absolutely adore reading. I’ve always loved reading, well before I decided to be a writer. As a child, I was sick a lot so I read a lot. It continues to this day. Currently I’m on a reading roll—devouring 1-2 books a week, and usually these are LONG books. I read all genres and everything from New York Times bestsellers to Christian fiction to the classics. I love a good story!
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
That’s a hard question for me, as I’ll read anything that appeals to me. So I do read nonfiction occasionally even though my first love would be fiction. I like books with strong male/female characters. I don’t mean the “alpha male” that everyone speaks of. In fact, I love a good reluctant hero, someone who is drawn into the heart of a story even though he’d rather remain on the fringe. As far as what I write—all my published bookshave been Amish/Christian fiction. I write both romances and mysteries—but warning: my romances can be mysterious and my mysteries can be romantic.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
This is going to sound strange, but it’s taken me years to embrace the fact that I’m in control of the “camera” … or the lense through which we see a story. I can back it up and start earlier. I can fast forward and start later. I can jump forward and skip time. I can draw a scene out or make it pass quickly. No wonder I have so much fun when I’m writing. I’m in charge
5 things you love?
A good book
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
The Dog That Talked to God by Jim Kraus (He also wrote The Cat That God Sent.) This was an excellent story, very well written with characters I was rooting for from the beginning. I loved, loved, loved the story and can highly recommend it.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
facebook -- www.facebook.com/VannettaChapmanBooks
twitter -- @VannettaChapman
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