Sunday, 17 March 2013

Blog Hop: 10 questions on my writing

I got tagged for this lovely blog hop by Hannah. It is a blog hop about the book/story you are currently writing. So here we go, hope you guys will enjoy it! 

1: What is the working title of your book?
The current working title is 'The golden heart', though I'm not sure if that's the title I'll keep in the end.
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
Fairly honest, I can't exactly remember anymore. I thought of something similar to this a long, long, long time ago. As in years and years ago. I never really started on writing it though, I'm not sure why. Only about a year ago I started to seriously jot down things about the story plot and the characters and well, right now I'm actually writing it.
3: What genre does your book come under?
Fantasy, that's one, as well as YA I think.
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ouch, that's a hard one. My female main character would come closest to this photo of Nina Dobrev (only her hair colour would be slightly different) and my main male character to this photo of Joseph Morgan. There is a third main male character in the story, but I haven't found a right actor for it yet. 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 
Caught up in her royal life, Aveline would have never thought it would be her destiny to reunite her people and restore the long-lost magic. 

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
None of the above yet.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm currently still working on the first draft and well since I started last year, that would be at least a year so far. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
That is such a hard one. The first two that actually came to mind was 'The Mortal Instruments' series of Cassandra Clare and Trudi Canavan's 'The Magician's apprentice', though I would hardly dare to compare my own story to fabulous stories like that.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
There are a lot of writers that I admire which goes from world famous writers such as J.K. Rowling to indie authors. Inspiration definately comes from authors like them. Though my best friend, Yasmine, is definately a source of insipartion as well as she reads along with what I write and now and then, when needed, urges me to keep going!

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It is my first story that I'm actually writing that is completly my own. Previous I used to write a lot of fanfiction, but this is really mine. Further? The story will have elements of magic, war and definately some love as well. Oh and definately let me know if you want to hear more about it and I'll do a couple of more posts on the story.

To pass on this blog hop, I'm tagging the following awesome people. If I haven't tagged you and still wish to answer the questions, feel free to do so!


  1. Ahhh this post is awesome! As you know (but it doesn't hurt to say it again) I really love reading your book. Also thank you for the mention, so sweet that you count my feedback and reading as an inspiration <3 I knew most answers but still awesome to read this post! :D oh and the answer on question 6 will definitely change when you're finished!!

  2. I now feel like an really bad friend for not having read any of it yet because i have been so busy.
    But the idea of it now being slightly compared to trudi canavan and cassandra clare then it does sound promising :) Might throw your document on my dropbox and read it on the ipad :D

  3. Oooh, now I'm really curious about your book! :D Fun tag!

  4. Ooh sounds interesting, Arlette! Can't wait to read it when it's on bookshelves someday soon! :)

    Thanks for the tag; I'm actually pretty private about my writing, but I'll see what I can answer. ;)

  5. Sounds really cool! :) And what a fun tag! I think I might actually do it!

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