General Questions

Will you be a guest on my blog?


If all you are wanting is for me to answer a few interview questions, then probably yes. If you are wanting a giveaway or full, original guest post, the answer is maybe. You can send request details to contact@KristiAnnHunter.com.




What is your writing process?


A magical mix of unicorns and fairy dust adhered together with Post-It notes and duct tape. Just kidding. Well, about most of it. I do go through an inordinate amount of Post-It notes. My plotting starts with getting ideas from music and Pinterest and slapping those ideas onto a plot board (using Post-It notes) that is laid out using a basic Save the Cat style beat sheet. My actual writing of the first draft bounces around from scene to scene until I have enough puzzle pieces to string the whole story together. Then I smooth it out and let my beta readers and editors tell me everything that's wrong.




What advice do you have for unpublished writers?


If you haven't ever finished a book, plop your butt in a chair and write. Don't worry about technique or style and especially don't worry about marketing and whether to go traditional or indie. Before you do anything else, write. Then learn the craft. Learn everything you did wrong and be willing to admit that there is room for improvement in your writing. Your first book will be horrible. That's okay. Your next one will be better. Read. Learn. Don't be in a hurry to publish. Get the writing right first.




Are your books appropriate for my child to read?


That depends very much on your child. I do not write with young teens in mind. My characters are adults and they are dealing with life as adults and all of the messiness that comes with that. If your teen is mature enough, you could use the books as conversation starters. Generally speaking, I would consider most of my books appropriate for 16 years old and above. The books are "clean" and written from a Christian worldview, but they are romance novels. If you are concerned about the level of physical intimacy included in each story, please check individual reviews as that will vary from book to book depending upon the characters and the story.





 

Hawthorne House Questions

Will you be a guest on my blog?


If all you are wanting is for me to answer a few interview questions, then probably yes. If you are wanting a giveaway or full, original guest post, the answer is maybe. You can send request details to contact@KristiAnnHunter.com.




What is your writing process?


A magical mix of unicorns and fairy dust adhered together with Post-It notes and duct tape. Just kidding. Well, about most of it. I do go through an inordinate amount of Post-It notes. My plotting starts with getting ideas from music and Pinterest and slapping those ideas onto a plot board (using Post-It notes) that is laid out using a basic Save the Cat style beat sheet. My actual writing of the first draft bounces around from scene to scene until I have enough puzzle pieces to string the whole story together. Then I smooth it out and let my beta readers and editors tell me everything that's wrong.




What advice do you have for unpublished writers?


If you haven't ever finished a book, plop your butt in a chair and write. Don't worry about technique or style and especially don't worry about marketing and whether to go traditional or indie. Before you do anything else, write. Then learn the craft. Learn everything you did wrong and be willing to admit that there is room for improvement in your writing. Your first book will be horrible. That's okay. Your next one will be better. Read. Learn. Don't be in a hurry to publish. Get the writing right first.




Are your books appropriate for my child to read?


That depends very much on your child. I do not write with young teens in mind. My characters are adults and they are dealing with life as adults and all of the messiness that comes with that. If your teen is mature enough, you could use the books as conversation starters. Generally speaking, I would consider most of my books appropriate for 16 years old and above. The books are "clean" and written from a Christian worldview, but they are romance novels. If you are concerned about the level of physical intimacy included in each story, please check individual reviews as that will vary from book to book depending upon the characters and the story.





Haven Manor Questions

Will (insert character here) be getting his/her own book?


The series follows Kit, Daphne, and Jess, so all of them will obviously be getting their own books. Some of the side characters have stories in my head, but as for when they'll see the light of day? Nothing is confirmed yet. As always, though, I would love to know who else's story you would like to see. You never know what future series will bring!




Will A Search for Refuge be available in print?


Yes. It will be included in a print collection in 2019.




Who was your inspiration for (insert character here)?


While most of my book inspiration pictures can be found on my Pinterest pages, I do not include the people because some people don't like to see them. Haven Manor people pictures will be coming soon.





 

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