WIPjoy #9

From the MC: Most awkward memory? Duncan Oliver: Almost all my memories are awkward, I’m afraid. It’s why I mostly keep to myself. I do enjoy parties and the company of others, but I’m not very good at it, you see. I suppose that first meeting with the Milne brothers is a fair example. To…

WIPjoy #8

If you like ______, you’ll like my book! Well, if you enjoyed Brynnde, you’ll probably enjoy Faebourne. Basically, if you like historical fiction with a touch of fairy magic to it, Faebourne should work for you. Still, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s like Outlander or Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It’s…

WIPjoy #7

If your story was represented by one item, what would it be? A fox. There is a fox in the story, a pet fox named Aloysius. I think he represents the fun and slyness and oddity of Faebourne. And here is your friendly reminder to PLEASE vote for Brynnde in the Creme de la Cover…

WIPjoy #6

Slowly but surely, the WIPjoy continues . . . Name something in your WIP for each of your senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch. Uh . . . I’m not entirely sure what I’m being asked to do here. Give an example from my WIP for each of these senses? I haven’t gotten very far…

WIPjoy #5

Now back to your irregularly scheduled WIPjoy. Share a line of description. Gray stone stretched to either side as far as Duncan could see; he had to turn and lean out of the coach to find the ends of the house. It was gloriously carved, almost gothic. High above along the roofline Duncan spied figures…

WIPjoy #4

Share a song that inspires you for this story. Um . . . Maybe something by October Project? I mean, nothing immediately springs to mind, which is kind of weird since I usually do use songs for inspiration. Maybe the Waterboys’ take on Yeats’ “The Stolen Child”? It simply uses the poem: Where dips the…

WIP Wednesday

I’m taking WIPjoy at my own pace. For today I’ll break and give you a new snippet of Faebourne. In this scene, Duncan has been left alone to dress himself before breakfast. He was peering under the bed in search of appropriate footwear when the door opened once more and Richard entered. Duncan rose from…

WIPjoy #3

Share a visual that goes with your WIP. I’ve been trying to find photos of places that could pass as Faebourne, which is a gothic kind of mansion set in the wilds. I can find gothic mansions, and I can find wilds, but seldom both (without it looking like a horror novel). I’ll be relying…

WIPjoy #2

Describe your main character for us. Duncan Oliver is not the hero you picture on most romance covers. In fact, the first paragraph of Faebourne says it all: Duncan Oliver was in every respect an unremarkable gentleman. He was not tall, though also not any shorter than would be deemed respectable. He was not rich,…

WIPjoy #1

I’m a bit late starting this, but I’m going to be taking you through my WIP Faebourne, which is another Regency romance akin to Brynnde. In fact, this being the first WIPjoy post, let me introduce Faebourne properly. This is the story of Duncan Oliver, a damoiseau in distress. (Well, he’s not French, but what…