Please Welcome My Friend Tina Pinson Back!
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Tina, I'm thrilled to have you visit us again. Tell us about your latest release. The cover looks fantastic!
What was the hardest part to write?
Probably some of the introspective scenes where Samantha deals with what she believes to be her fallacies. And her hurt to think that she'll never be worthy of God's mercy or Love because she was damaged.
We all have choices of items that help us write. What’s yours? Can you give the readers a glimpse into your writing space? What’s your favorite writing reference tool?
My writer's space used to be an office and a desk. But for now, it's pretty much wherever I can find a place. I have a flip dictionary, a thesaurus and a crossword puzzle dictionary. I have the Chicago manual of style, which I could probably use more, and an EB Strunk and White booklet. I have used the Writer's Market as well. When I write I probably use paper and pencil more than my laptop.
If you had to choose one person to go with you for encouragement to a secluded cabin, who would that be?
I'd have to say my husband, Danny. He may not always read everything I write, but he's been an encouragement to me.
What are you working on now?
Working on the second in my clone series. Regarding Rhiannon. And cleaning up the first in the series to pitch, Counting Tessa. Also working on a short for an Anthology, Her Secret Garden. Plus, toying with a story about life and heaven through the eyes of a Demon. And of course, I'm constantly trying to edit other stories. Quite honestly, I feel like I'm all over the place and sometimes nowhere.
What is one of the happiest moments of your life or an accomplishment that you’re especially proud of?
The marriage and births of my children and grandchildren will always be stellar points in my life. But other moments that remain strong in my heart and mind are the moments when I lose myself and God uses me to accomplish something wonderful for him.
How do you choose names for your characters? Do you do a lot of research on them?
I use baby books for names, plus obituaries and if I hear a name I like I use it too. Sometimes I even check out whether or not it fits for the time I'm writing in. As far researching a character goes… I've done character interviews, but not as in depth as I've seen some people do them.
Can you tell us some of your favorite books or characters that you cherish?
I have varying tastes in books, as long as it piques my interest. I like Koontz, Saul, Dekker. I like the classic sometimes. I like to read suspense, introspective dramas, historical, romance and comedy. I used to read Nancy Drew voraciously as a kid. I wanted to be a detective. I suppose what I read might depend on the day and the mood I'm in. One of my favorite all time books is from the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg. It's about two kids, brother and sister, Claudia and Jamie who run away from home and live in the Metropolitan Museum. I always thought and still do, how interesting that would be to live in a museum, sleep in historical beds, bath in the fountain, and hide out from the security guards.
Any fun things about yourself that the readers might enjoy knowing?
Is there one piece of advice that’s been especially valuable to you?
To be the writer God created me to be. I need to use the imagination, mind and writer's insight and heart he blessed me with. I can learn from others, but trying to be them, distracts from the path God has for me.
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My website -- http://www.tinapinson.com/
Twitter:@Tina_Pinson Facebook-- http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=754617103
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Thanks so much for visiting, Tina!
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