Interview of Karin Kallmaker for The L-Word Literature by Lynne Jamneck
The stories all take place in the same building on the same Halloween night, so I do get the full length of a book to explore setting, era and place. Some of the characters are glimpsed in earlier stories before starring in their own.
I mean to stir the reader’s emotions with my work and sometimes I hit nerves I did not intend and are simply not about me at all.
It’s a natural inclination to refer to, quote from and honor words of others that move us. Frequently, then, the question comes up: can I quote song lyrics in my story? To me the legal issues are secondary to the artistic concerns.
I like to write characters who are both specifically real and universally meaningful, and who are my own creation.
If you love lesbian fiction of all genres, this convention is for you! I’m proud to be a sponsor again this year, and spending time with readers and other writers is great.
Whether it’s suds in the shower or yahoo-bucking-bronco sex is determined by the plot and characters.
ne of the things writers do when we gather is compare not just the good, but the bad side of putting our work into the public marketplace… so this was my answer to the question.
One of the first questions a romance writer has to answer is “Why is this character single?” The older the character, the more complicated the answer to that question can be.
New Orleans has no parallel for music, sin, magic, counter culture and historical pastiche.
Answering the question: Why do you use third person limited so much?
Some writers, especially new ones, are wary of being “branded” by a label that excludes her from one market or the other. To them, my advice is write LOTS.
An interview between Karin Kallmaker and the Golden Crown Literary Society, 2004
an I tell the truth? I didn’t get past the second hour of the pilot and the whole reason was an utterly flawed presentation of character in order to churn the plot.
If you would like your book treated professionally, then you need to present it professionally.