Monday, August 06, 2007

Make-Believe Mondays With Meg Allison

Today on Make-Believe Mondays our guest is Meg Allison.

Meg, first, tell us a little bit about the manuscript you're working on now.

Meg: I'm working on a paranormal romance that includes a gifted medium as the heroine and a dream-walking demon-slayer as the hero. If you can picture Adrain Paul in black leather or tight jeans, then you have a good idea what my hero looks like.

Debra: Yes, I can picture him quite well. ;)

Is there a point when your characters begin to come alive and you can see and hear them?

Meg: Most definately! I can visualize them in my mind as well as hear the words they would say. They become very real individuals to me.

Debra: For some writers, dreams play a role in creating fiction. Has this been true for you? Have you ever dreamed a scene or an image that later wound up in one of your books?

Meg: In a way, yes. I've had dreams that helped me work through a troublesome plot point and gave me a new direction to take a current work in progress. It's amazing the way the mind can solve problems even while you're unconscious.

Debra: Yes, it is amazing what can happen if we give the subconscious a chance to work.

As a child did any particular book or author pull you into their imaginary world?

Meg: I adored Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. I also enjoyed A Wrinkle in Time and The Phantom Tollbooth. I read a great deal as a child and those are just a few that stand out in my mind.

Debra: Those are wonderful selections.

Meg, Thank you for joining us here on Make-Believe Mondays to share a little bit of the magic of writing with our readers.

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Make Believe-Mondays will be on break next week, from Aug 11th to the 22nd while I am in Scotland researching my next book. We will resume on Sept. 3rd with an interview with Lisa Logan.