Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Gail M. Baugniet, author of the Pepper Bibeau mystery series, has invited me to participate in a blog event: The Next Big Thing (TNBT). The event consists of 10 questions about an author’s current WIP (work in progress.) Here’s the plan:

A. Answer the ten TNBT questions listed below about your current WIP.

B. Tag five other writers and link their blogs so we can all hop over and read their answers.

It’s that simple.

Gail noted: “The handbook Writing Mysteries, edited by Sue Grafton, lists the rules of mystery writing and which ones can be bent. The only one I actually break is having more than two characters in a scene. For the rules of TNBT, I will tag five other writers and link to their blogs so you can hop over and check out their sites. I am tweeking the other rule by dividing up the questions. I will answer one question per week, tag five more writers, and include links to their sites.”

I’m with Gail on this. One (or two) question a week, and with each question I’ll tag more writers (though not necessarily five). Here we go:

Question #1 of The Next Big Thing:

TNBT: What is the title of your book/WIP?

KARIN: My working title is Sparrow House.I don’t know if I’ll stick with that, but it’s what came to mind as I plotted the book, and considering that much of the book is set in an old, creepy mansion called Sparrow House, it fits. I’m so enjoying writing this one! It will be book 2 of my Anna Denning mystery series.

And now, five awesome writers whose work you want to watch: Cynthia Bruner (romance) Krisi Keley (mystic vampire tales) Nike Chillemi (historical mystery/crime fiction) Barbara Robinson (romantic suspense) Amanda Stephan (romance)

Here is the full list of TNBT questions for you to copy and paste to your blog along with your answers. Just tag five awesome writers and add their links so we can all follow along.

1. What is the title of your book/WIP?

2. Where did the idea for the book come from?

3. What genre would your book fall under?

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

6. Is your book published or represented?

7. How long did it take you to write?

8. What other books within your genre would you compare it to?

9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?

10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book.


Penny Zeller said...

This is great Karin! I recognize several of the names on your list - and I agree - they are definitely awesome authors and ones to watch!

Karin Kaufman said...

Thanks, Penny! Next week (I'll see if I can keep up with doing a question or two a week while I'm writing and working!) I'll add more authors to watch.

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Karin, I am making the rounds today! I will visit each of the authors listed over the next week. Can't wait for your publish date of Sparrow House!

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Karin, I checked out each of the author's blog/websites. I was able to find Amanda Stephan at:

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Cool WIP questionaire, Karin! I'd love to know more about Sparrow House. What a cool title. :-)

Karin Kaufman said...

Gail, thanks for the heads up on Amanda's link. It was working when I posted it. Strange!

Thanks, Gwen. I'm terrible at titles so it's great to hear you like Sparrow House!

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