Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavor. Sure, you talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn’t with your editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. But in the end it’s one person pounding the keyboard or twirling the pencil. But what if it didn’t have to be completely alone? Who would YOU work with if you could work with anyone on your favorite project?
In this post, that’s what I have been asked to do. Choose a person for each category and tell why I want to work with them. The only rule is that the person must still be alive.
Writers dream. Now it’s time to dream BIG.
You have the opportunity to hire anybody as your cover artist. If you write children’s books or books that are heavily illustrated, who would you get for the interior artwork?
In all honesty I was privileged enough to be able to work with an amazing artist by the name of Miranda Stork on my book Sacrifice of Innocence. She did an incredible job on my book and I dont know that I would want anyone else to work with me. She totally gets the feel of my books and me as a person.
Who would you co-write your next novel with? What genre? Why?
James Patterson as he and I both write sprawling police procedural series. I would love the chance to work with him on one just to see where he would take my characters.
Your publisher wants to do an audiobook version of your novel and they’re not sparing any expense. Who do you think can narrate your masterpiece?
Samuel L Jackson. He is the only one bad enough to make it good. 😉
They’re really going all out! Your novel is getting a full soundtrack. Who should compose it? If your novel uses a lot of songs, list your compilation here.
John Williams. He’s just amazing and I would be honored if he did the theme song to my novel.
Congratulations! Your novel is being turned into a major motion picture. As the creator of the original work, you get to pick the director.
JJ Abrams. He has done some great work on many dramas recently and I would be interested to see how he would handle my characters and the story line and how it would turn out.
The director has some ideas on who to cast, but you get to cast one character. What role/character is it and who portrays them?
Ooo. Thats tough. I love bits and pieces of so many actors and actresses I am not sure who I would case as my main characters!
You’ve been hired to write a novel based on a preexisting character or franchise from another medium. Which character or franchise is it?
CASTLE! (aka Richard Castle) I absolutely love him. Hes got the quirk about him that just makes me smile and I would love to have him hang around in my world. Maybe he could meet up with my Stan Brookshire? Hmmm…Crossover? Who knows!
It’s the anniversary of your favorite literary character’s debut. You’ve been hired (yay, work!) to write an anniversary novel. Who is the literary character?
I have read most of the Alex Cross series (by James Patterson) and I love the depth of this character. I would love to pit him against one of my bad guys to see how he would fare! 🙂
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