I would rather write than read, and this is because I start a book off without any plot, then develop it as the characters arrive, assert their personalities on it, and turn it into a thriller, mystery, or a light romance. I usually have a time–modern or historical–in mind, and a place. Sometimes even an event I want to highlight. I just start my character going and enjoy the book as it unfolds. I often have to go back and re-write the beginning, but by then I know where I'm going.
Author Nancy Radke feels her childhood influenced everything about her. She also went to a one-room country school, eight grades, sixteen to eighteen kids, one main teacher, where they were all expected to help each other. Later she became a teacher, and still teaches things through her stories. The author feels that it is easy to write action, but humor is the hardest... read full interview