The Next Big Thing (part 3)

It’s time for four more questions in The Next Big Thing (TNBT) blog hop event. The event consists of 10 questions about an author’s current work in progress (WIP). Each author who is tagged answers the 10 questions listed below about his or her current WIP. Then that author tags five (or fewer) other writers and links to their blogs so we can all hop over and read their answers (see my blog entry for June 28 for more details). Thanks to Gail M. Baugniet for tagging me and getting me started.

Question #4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
That’s a tough question. I really don’t know. Though I do know that I’d want an un-Hollywood type to play my protagonist, Anna Denning. Maybe an unknown. Someone who, like Anna, is somewhat pretty but far from gorgeous, and someone who, although she doesn’t lack for self-confidence, is totally lacking in finesse and glamour. Anna is the kind of person who walks out of a public restroom with toilet paper stuck to her shoe—and has no problem peeling it off and laughing about it.

Question #5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

One sentence? I have a one-sentence tag line in mind, but not a one-sentence synopsis. That’s why I write novels instead of flash fiction!

Question #6: Is your book published or represented?

It will be published as an ebook before the end of 2012.

Question #7: How long did it take you to write?

I haven’t finished writing it yet. It took months to plot, but that’s because I like mysteries with multiple story threads and intricate plots.

I’ve tagged five more awesome writers whose work you should watch. Check out their links and see what WIPs they’re crafting:

http://www.tegeorge.com/T.E. George

http://peteturner.webs.com/Pete Turner

http://gwendolyngage.blogspot.com/Gwendolyn Gage

http://www.aearndt.com/Angela E. Arndt

http://www.tericdarken.com / Teric Darken

Here is the full list of TNBT questions for you to copy and paste to your blog along with your answers. Just tag five awesome writers and add their links so we can all follow along.

1. What is the title of your book/WIP?

2. Where did the idea for the book come from?

3. What genre would your book fall under?

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

6. Is your book published or represented?

7. How long did it take you to write?

8. What other books within your genre would you compare it to?

9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?

10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book.

Don’t forget my book giveaway! Five winners will receive an ebook copy of The Witch Tree. Just “like” my Facebook author page or follow this blog (see the previous blog post for a link and details). Contest ends this Sunday night.

3 Responses to The Next Big Thing (part 3)

  1. I love your description of Anna, and I’m excited to read the sequel to “The Witch Tree” and follow her in her adventures again. :-) i agree with you–intricate plots are what great stories are made of. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to come up with a fantastic plot. :-)

  2. Tracy Krauss says:

    cool. I saw this title a few times and now I know whats going on!

  3. @Gwen Thanks. I just wish I could come up with plots faster! It can be frustrating.

    @Tracy It took me a while to figure out what was going on! The blog hop is a great way to check out authors’ WIPs.

I write mysteries under the name Karin Kaufman and thrillers under the name K.T. Kaufman. When I'm not causing mayhem in the lives of my novels' characters, I enjoy reading, drinking far too much coffee and tea, and taking walks in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with my two rescue dogs, Sophie and Cooper.

MY BOOKS

ANNA DENNING MYSTERY #3

GATEHOUSE THRILLER #1

ANNA DENNING MYSTERY #2

ANNA DENNING MYSTERY #1

Finalist for a 2011 Grace Award

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