Welcome to Writing for Christ Melanie Dobson, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
I’ve always loved exploring old houses, and when I was younger, I would make up all sorts of stories about the people who once lived in these abandoned places. My imagination is still sparked by old houses, cemeteries, and ghost towns along with the big question---what if?
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
Radical by David Platt
If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?
Don’t sweat the first draft! I actually still have to remind myself of this. I want to edit and polish as I write the first draft of a new book when I should be pouring out the story on the initial round and then clean up my words on the second, third, and fourth drafts.
5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Take-out (preferably Vietnamese or Japanese food)
Email or snailmail? Email
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online shopping
Books or movies? Books
Note-taker or memorization? Note-taker
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?
That is a tough choice since I’ve enjoyed writing all my stories, but I do have a special place in my heart for Elena Bissette, my main character in Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan (don’t tell my other characters!).
Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website is the best place (www.melaniedobson.com) as well as on the Simon & Schuster website here: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Melanie-Dobson/412709678
Thank you for being with us today!
Thanks for having me!!
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