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Johanna's comments from the Q&A with Josh Lanyon group.

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Jul 20, 2014 02:40AM

34844 Yay! :-D
Mexican Heat (49 new)
Jul 20, 2014 02:38AM

34844 Jordan wrote: "I'm starting this topic mostly because I'm curios about the co-writing. This was written in two parts and I'd like to know if one author wrote one part and the other wrote the other part."

I asked Josh the same thing in October 2011 on M/M Romance Group when Josh was October's Featured Author (Author Spotlight folder) there.

Because Josh is currently very busy with Fair Play edits, I thought I'd just copy the answer he gave then also here. I hope this is okay.

Johanna wrote:

"Hello again, Josh!

I'm not sure if this has already been asked earlier in this thread, but:

Since I'm just starting to read Mexican Heat which you've written with Laura Baumbach, I was wondering how does it actually, concretely work with two writers to write a book together? How do the characters begin to take form? How does the story begin to build? Do you actually take turns writing the story and emailing the script back and forth? :)"

Josh wrote:

"Hi Johanna!

Welllll, I don't know how most writers do it -- hopefully for efficiently than Laura and I managed.

Basically Laura had two or three chapters of a story than had a crime element in it and I looked at it and thought she had the potential for a series. So I suggested co-writing. I loved her work and I thought it would be fun.

And Laura agreed. So the characters and the original idea were all hers. I came up with a very VERY rough plot and we cooked up this utterly insane idea whereby Laura would write the first chapter and then I would rewrite it.

You can probably see right there what a recipe for disaster that was.

There are so many things we should have done differently, but neither of us had seriously tried to co-write anything before, so we made it all a lot harder than it probably had to be.

That the book turned out as well as it did and has proved such a favorite with so many readers is a testament."

Jul 19, 2014 03:47PM

34844 Kate wrote: "Hi - I haven't posted before, hope it is ok to join in? After reading 'The Dark Horse', I immediately bought a copy of 'The Charioteer' (I imagine most people do!). I'm stunned. Just, mesmerising w..."

Hi, Kate! So glad to hear you liked both The Dark Horse and The Charioteer! I, too, found The Charioteer through Josh and I absolutely love it. And yes, mesmerizing is a good word to describe Renault's writing! :-)

Like Antonella, I have The Persian Boy in my bookshelf, but I haven't read it yet. I know that many of the group members liked that one a lot.
Jul 19, 2014 12:45PM

34844 Housecleaning!!!
Jul 19, 2014 12:45PM

34844 Antonella wrote: "Jordan wrote: "I feel like an idiot for not thinking some things through, and yet I'm tired of being treated the way I have been."

Whatever you did, it seemed ok to you at the time, so be kind to ..."


Yeah, I second what she said. Don't be too hard on yourself, Jordan.
Jul 19, 2014 12:40PM

34844 Antonella wrote: "Elisa Rolle writes today in her blog a lovely review of Stranger on the Shore:

http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwid...
or if you are friended with her here:
http:/..."


Aww. Well said, Elisa! Truth every word, dear! :-)

And thank you for posting the link, Antonella. This is such a wonderful story — I totally feel like re-re-reading it already. ;-)
Jul 18, 2014 03:54PM

34844 Thankful
Jul 18, 2014 03:45PM

34844 I love your smilies, C. :-D
Jul 18, 2014 03:44PM

34844 Happy birthday, Jordan! I hope your day is a lovely one even though you had to work! Pamper yourself a bit in the evening, alright? Big, BIG hugs, my dear!
General News (23794 new)
Jul 18, 2014 03:40PM

34844 Susinok wrote: "An awesome blog!

http://www.thegaymenproject.com"


Loved these portraits. Thank you for the link, Susinok.
Jul 18, 2014 03:34PM

34844 Alison wrote: "A winter list...

1. Sparkling frost in the sunrise

2. Hot drinks to warm up

3. Warm slippers and fuzzy socks

4. Snuggling in under the covers, warm in bed

5. Long cold nights with lots of stars"


I love reading your winter list in the middle of everyone's summery lists! It's fascinating and... wonderful. I never thought I would say this in July, but I miss fuzzy socks, cosy sweaters, hot coco and fire in the fireplace. And how it's totally, completely dark outside and you can actually see the stars and Northern Lights. :-)
Jul 18, 2014 03:28PM

34844 Alison wrote: "Antonella wrote: "Alison wrote: "I think the main reason we chose this house was because it was really sunny and had a nice deck! And there's a lovely gully that you can sort of see in the photo wi..."

:-)
Read Me a Poem (559 new)
Jul 18, 2014 05:22AM

34844 Carlita wrote: "THE HORIZON
Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
And death is only a horizon;
And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
— Rossiter Worthington Raymond"


Thank you for posting this, Carlita. I've never heard it before. It sure fits for today — and for many other days, too.
Read Me a Poem (559 new)
Jul 18, 2014 05:19AM

34844 Antonella wrote: "Johanna wrote: "Can't believe what happened to Malaysian Airlines plane today — such shocking news. It made me come back to the last posts on this thread and I can't help but cry."

Have you heard ..."


Yes, I heard about that this morning. What a tragedy inside a tragedy. That is a severe loss for AIDS research. And it also seems that we've lost a bunch of brilliant people who were human rights activists.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukra...
General News (23794 new)
Jul 18, 2014 03:59AM

34844 Alison wrote: "Johanna wrote: "And one of the things that makes being a teacher worthwhile: I never need to feel any shortage of hugs. And sometimes those tell even more than all the words. ;-) "

It's good to ha..."


Well, you massage therapists are easily worth your weight in gold, Alison! My massage therapist and my hairdresser (who gives divine head massage) are definitely amongst my favorite people. :-)
Jul 18, 2014 03:53AM

34844 KC wrote: "Also reading Hansen's Bohannon's Country: 2mystery Stories. The book has five short mysteries, so i can pace them and have them last longer :-)"

Cool. :-) I would be interested in hearing how you liked it when you're finished.
Jul 18, 2014 03:51AM

34844 Goge wrote: "Calathea wrote: "My copy of STHH after I worked my way through it. Do you notice the beautiful bookmarks that Johanna made?

"
That was me too LOL"


:-D
Jul 18, 2014 03:50AM

34844 Hj wrote: "Antonella wrote: "Alison wrote: "I think the main reason we chose this house was because it was really sunny and had a nice deck! And there's a lovely gully that you can sort of see in the photo wi..."

Probably. :-)
Jul 18, 2014 03:50AM

34844 Alison wrote: "I think the main reason we chose this house was because it was really sunny and had a nice deck! And there's a lovely gully that you can sort of see in the photo with a beautiful little woods with ..."

Oh, I want to have winter like that! :-)
Read Me a Poem (559 new)
Jul 17, 2014 02:25PM

34844 Can't believe what happened to Malaysian Airlines plane today — such shocking news. It made me come back to the last posts on this thread and I can't help but cry.


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