Angela Ford took time out of her busy schedule to tell us about her writing process. Angela has written three Romantic Suspense full length novels and has several others in the works.
Angela, tell us about your writing process.
I’ve been asked many times if I ‘write-by-the-seat-of-my-pants’or do I outline the novel. I am the first. After all; I write romantic suspense. I’ve always been intrigued with the ‘unknown’, the ‘what-if’ and the ‘unsub’(I’m a Criminal Minds addict).
So my writing style reflects my reading style. When I read a great mystery, suspense or thriller…I want to be captivated and kept-guessing. I write the same way. I am a reader and it keeps me turning the page. The hopeless romantic can’t help but add the romance to the mystery…sometimes with a little extra spice! The title hits me first.
I’m a sucker for one or two words that stand out in my head. Next I pick the hero/heroine…their names, then their appearance and personalities. The title triggers my plot thinking and once I have the characters in mind; that’s when I just start writing. I like to get inside the minds of the characters and take myself into the story. That’s my writing process.
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Romance with a Dash of Suspense
Zee Hayat - Personal Assistant to Angela Ford