Author, Author, Tell Us More
December 20, 2007 | Interviews
ST: We’re back with Elaine Charton this morning. Elaine, please describe your writing space.
EC: Right now it’s a folding table in the office I share with my husband. Or at the kitchen table. Thank god for laptops. I do have a marvelous old fashion wooden desk that belonged to a family friend who was a journalist. It doesn’t fit into the office but I want to redo our back room and put it in there. That will be my writing space.
ST: Do you find writing to be fulfilling? If so, in what way?
EC: Yes. To see your characters come to life on paper is the best.
ST: What’s your favorite part of writing?
EC: When the characters won’t shut up and then take the story somewhere you least expect it to go.
ST: What do you absolutely hate about being an author?
EC: The blank screen.
ST: In your opinion what’s the most important thing for a new writer to learn?
EC: Basics, grammar, spelling, punctuation. I know because I am the most grammatically challaged writer around.
ST: Your website is cool. I recommend everyone cruise over to www.elainecharton.com and check it out. How did you decide on the content and design? And please tell us more about your “emcee”.
EC: I had someone help me with that, but the final decision was all mine. As well as the decision to include Miss Lucy, my black cat, as guardian of my website. She gets lots of comments. 🙂
ST: Why do you think a website is important for authors?
EC: It’s a way to connect with readers and other authors to find out just what is going on out there.
ST: Thanks for all the information. Hopefully we’ll see you tomorrow?
EC: Definitely, bright and early!
ST: Until then…