Vor Kurzem haben wir unsere englischen Bücher um ein weiteres Highlight ergänzt: "Learning to fly", eine heitere, romantische Liebesgeschichte. Deren Autorin Robyn Gaynor verrät bei "Schreibtischgeflüster", was ihr gerade an dieser Story so gut gefallen hat und warum sie überhaupt schreibt:
"I think that writing isn’t something you choose to do, you have no choice. It doesn’t matter the medium in which you write you just need to put these stories down on paper somehow, and preferably share them with other people.
The big challenge of writing for PersonalNOVEL is creating characters that are interesting, involving and real, but also flexible enough to be personalised. Also finding stories that make readers want to be an active part of them. What attracted me to this particular subject was initially the location; classic romances are often set in remote and rugged locations and I was keen to take that situation and make it humorous, the isolation also makes the danger more plausible. A reclusive author gave me an excuse to get my characters to the location and enabled me to create an enjoyably eccentric character, her dialogue is one of the book’s highlights for me. What attracted me to the central romance was antagonism; I love the back and forth banter of thirties screwball comedy and it’s great fun to write; in an odd way I find a good argument more romantic than a candlelit dinner. On a personal level I also love the fact that the ‘treasure’ everyone is trying to get their hands on is not gold or jewels or an oil well, but a book. At heart the story is an old-fashioned adventure romance with some sharp comedy injected into it.
I always add humour to what I write, even if the situation is essentially dramatic, because I think that’s what people do; we try to find the funny no matter the circumstances. I like stories that push ordinary people into outlandish or unexpected situations and that’s the driving force of this book, because I think we’d all like that to happen to us; it’s an ordinary day at work, a stranger drives up… and your life is never the same again."
Hier geht's zu Robyn Gaynors Roman "Learning to fly"!
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