What is the hardest part of writing
hard work. From the research, to working out a story line, to actually sitting
down and putting words on the page. Then there's editing. I tend to write long
so the hardest part for me is to cut words while keeping the story intact.
What songs are most played on your
If I listen
to music when writing, I play 1940's Big Band music to get me into the time
period. I love Glenn Miller as well as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy James
and the Andrews Sisters, to name a few.
Do you have critique partners or beta
partners but I have used beta readers. For A War Apart my beta readers gave me
some great feedback.
What book are you reading now?
finished The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves which is an English mystery
featuring Vera Stanhope. Now I've started The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin
which is a WWII Inspirational love story. Primarily I read Historicals,
especially those set during WWII, with the occasional Contemporary and Romantic
How did you start your writing career?
writing down the stories swirling in my head. Then I realized that I didn't
know much about actually writing a book. When I joined First Coast Romance
Writers, a Romance Writers of America local chapter, I began to learn the craft
and the business. It took me years to write a publish-worthy novel. I'm still
learning and, hopefully, improving.
My next book
is about a wounded soldier trying to rebuild his body and his life. The hero is
Kitty's brother from my first novel, Kitty's War. When his nurse asks him about
her dead cousin, they begin a quest to find out how he died.
Barbara Whitaker writes historical romances with a focus on the World War II era. Originally from a small town in Tennessee, she currently calls Florida home. You can visit Barbara's website at http://www.barbarawhitaker.com/. a Rafflecopter giveaway