Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day Two with K. Dawn Byrd

Welcome back, Dawn. Let's talk writing. What does your writing environment look like?


I must have total peace and quiet when I write, which means I have to get away from my husband and the golf channel. I absolutely love my netbook and have found that as long as it's in my hands, I can write anywhere including the dentist's office, doctor's office, etc.

Do you outline or are you a SOTP'er (Seat of the pants writer)? 

I don't exactly outline, but I do plot. A lot. I'll start with a story idea or a character rolling around in my mind and begin to jot down notes. I'll have a section on scenes. For example, with Mistaken Identity, a few were 1) first meeting, 2) first kiss, 3) first fight, 4) first date. You get the picture. I also fill out character worksheets in order to get to know my character's a little better. 


Book Trailer for MISTAKEN IDENTITY, by K. Dawn Byrd
 
What are you reading, now? 

I'm reading Jill Eileen Smith's Michal and absolutely loving it. The book has brought the Bible to life. A friend recommended I read Jill's Bathsheba next. She said that she'll never think the same about the Bible or Bathsheba again. I can't wait!

What was your favorite book as a child? 

My favorite picture book was MOP TOP (by Don Freeman). It's about a little boy who refuses to get his hair cut and when he hides in between some mops in a store, he's mistaken for one and a lady grabs him by his hair. When I learned to read a little better, I absolutely devoured Nancy Drew books (by Carolyn Keene). I must have read every one in the school library...twice. (Me, too. I loved Nancy Drew! Nothing like those yellow and black hardcovers--I'm old school:).

Thank you, Dawn for sharing your time and talent with us. The winner of this giveaway is sure to be blessed. So readers, don't forget to comment below for a chance to win an ebook copy of Dawn's, MISTAKEN IDENTITY, then hop over to yesterday's post to do the same for a second chance to win.

You can also connect with Dawn by checking out her blog work: www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, lots of giveaways there, most of which are signed by the authors. She's also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=128209963444

Good luck, everyone.
 


15 comments:

Marianne said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the post and chance to win, Dawn and Shellie
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Suzanne said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I would love to have a copy for my Kindle.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This sounds like an amazing book. I would love to read this. Thanks again.

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Amy said...

Please enter me. Enjoyed the trailer.

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Shellie said...

Good luck to all. I'm sure the winner will enjoy the book. And thank you Dawn, for joining us!! Wouldn't winning this one be a great way to start your summer? :D

Erin S said...

This sounds like such a great read! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Anonymous said...

I'd really like to win this book.
Sunny

Tracy Smith said...

Sounds like another great book. Thank you for having this giveaway!

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apple blossom said...

please include me in this giveaway thanks

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Maureen said...

I love the cover on this book...the topic sounds great. Please include me!


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Paige Queeny said...

Thanks SO much!
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Paige Queeny said...

Thanks SO much!
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K. Dawn Byrd said...

Thanks so much for all your fine comments. I had so much fun writing Mistaken Identity! I'll be starting the first book of the Zoe Mack mystery series soon and am in the process of setting up a blog for Zoe. You can join now at www.zoe-mack.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love how this book sounds. I love reading Christian Fiction and Young Adult books (I also still love reading Nancy Drew books), so this is definitely a good combo.


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