White Swans by Annamaria Bazzi!! Blog Tour Stop!!

“Today I have the distinct pleasure of hosting Annamaria Bazzi’s fourth blog tour stop for her new book, ‘White Swans: A Regency Era.’ I am pleased to be able to do this for her, and I always want to thank Annamaria for recently hosting me on my own blog tour. She’s a wonderful person to work with, so make sure that you check out her and her new book!” ~Chelsea

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Blog Tour stop #4

Book: White Swans: A Regency Era

Author: annamaria Bazzi

First, I’d like to thank Chelsea for hosting my fourth blog tour stop for White Swans: A Regency Era, a young adult, fantasy, short story series.

It’s been quite challenging to prepare so many blog posts for this tour. Creativity is something that comes natural to me, that is, until I’m under pressure, then my brain shuts down and goes for a walk, leaving me stranded. It took a while to decide what to write.

The hero, Kendíka, walked into my life one morning as I stared out the window at a deep blue sky sipping a mug of late. She too sat at a window looking down at a lake. Three white swans swam there. She did nothing and said nothing. A wonderful and suspenseful ending came to mind, yet I still didn’t know the character or her story.

Now I had a beginning, a girl sitting at a window, and an ending you need to read the book to find out. The situation was perfect because I’m not a plotter. I always have a beginning and a general idea where the journey will end, but never plot the middle.

It’s exciting to sit at the computer and let the character, Kendíka in this case, tell her story. Pictures and scenes start to play in my head as the story unfolds, revealing details and secrets I never would have imagined. New characters walk into the scenes unannounced, taking shape and acquiring a personality of their own. At times, even I’m surprised at the direction the story takes, and that’s what makes writing so exciting. I never know what will happen until it happens. One of the most intriguing characters to walk into a story was the hazy eyes in White Swans. They were unexpected and weird.

If I’m astonished and sometimes shocked at the turn of events, I hope the reader will experience the same surprise, wanting to read more.

Characters come and go, but those that tend to stay in the story, taking on major roles end up on a character sheet, with a small blurb detailing who they are and what their importance is in the story.

So far, I’ve never had to go back and make major changes to a plot, somehow all pieces fall neatly into place. My characters seem to understand how to bring a story to a clean ending.

At times, a new character, I never expected, will step in a scene, taking over, and becoming the real hero of the novel. The first time it happened I was devastated, since I’d become attached to the character I believed the tale was about. It took a bit of adjusting, but I never interfered with how the characters unfolded their stories.

The voyage, going from beginning to end, is the journey where I have fun. It’s the part of the process that brings me the pleasure of writing every day, adding mystery to my life. Every day I prance into new and exciting adventures with characters I learn to love as they become a part of who I am. I could never give up writing.

Chelsea, it’s been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. It was exciting to host your blog tour on March 15, and thank you again for hosting mine.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annamaria Bazzi
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 22:10:33

    thank you so much for hosting this tour stop. i enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you again


    • Dixie's Ranter
      Mar 25, 2013 @ 22:22:23

      You are so very welcome, and thank you for hosting mine as well! I definitely look forward to working with you again also!


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