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Monday, December 17, 2018

Character 'involvement' is her key


“I want to wake up one morning and know how to write page one, or page 10, or page 250. But I never seem to know how to do it. Every book is different and takes a different structure, style, process, etc. And relearning how to write is where the insanity comes from.” – Sarah MacLean

Born on this date in 1978, MacLean is a New York Times bestselling author of both  young adult and romance novel.  Since breaking onto the national scene in 2009, all 12 of her novels (to date) have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

A two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Historical Romance, MacLean also has made a name for herself on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and as a regular columnist for The Washington Post, writing a monthly romance novel review column since early 2014.  Her most recent bestseller, published this past summer, is Wicked and the Wallflower.
              She calls her writing style one of a "benevolent deity.” 

“For the most part, my characters don't talk to me. I like to lord over them . . . and, for the most part, my characters go along with it. I write intense character sketches and long, play-like conversations between me and them, but they stay out of the book writing itself.”


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