Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sylvia Day Answers Some Questions...

Sylvia Day
TKA Chats
Thursday, 02-09-06
9-10PM EST

Want to know a little bit more about Sylvia? Read on! Plus, stay tuned to the blog for an exciting giveaway concerning tomorrow's chat!

1.) How do you come up with a story?
I think of familiar storylines and then find variations. For example, "Her Mad Grace" in BAD BOYS AHOY! is a gothic spoof. When gothics started to make a resurgence, I thought of the classic elements--scarred hero, creepy mansion, the young innocent who wanders into his life and saves him from himself--and then reversed the characters and made it humorous.

2.) How do you keep your ideas fresh?
I've written in most sub-genres for 5 different publishers, while hunting for more publishers *g*. The constant switching between storylines, lengths, and editors is a great way to keep the creative juices spinning in the blender. I think tossing a little bit of everything into the mix adds a different spin to things. I know I enjoy reading the works of authors who write all sorts of things.

3.) Plotter or pantser?
Pantser. 100%. No notes. No character sketches. No photos. Nothing. Just butt in chair and writing. I can't write a synopsis to save my life. I've only written a few, and every time the finished story barely resembled the synopsis. I can't tell where I'm going until I get there.

4.) Favorite book of all time? Why?
SHANNA. The hero is perfect, and I have a thing for perfect men. ;-) Trivia: My daughter's name is Shanna.

5.) What are you reading now? How would you rate it 1-10 (10 being best)? Why?
I'm judging RITA and GH entries right now. I haven't decided what score the latest book will get. I'm kind of on the fence with it. The hero says many things that a real man wouldn't say, and that's a pet peeve of mine.

Join us for the chat tomorrow night to learn more! Giveaway post coming soon!


Anonymous Catherine Marie Scott said...


My all time favorite book is also, unapologetically, SHANNA. I have read it so many times that I can recall many of their lines. Although I have never read one of your books, I will now-- immediately-- knowing you have such marvelous taste, and I'm also a sucker from the perfect man-- secure in himself, but a fool for love.

What's a rush for an author? Knowing there's still an untapped market out there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 11:58:00 AM EST  
Blogger Nicole Reising said...

Funny how one little comment made in passing can strike such a strong reaction... but yours did. I've not read any of your books and was mostly just skimming over the questions until I got to the one where you said your favorite book was Shanna. I love that author and it immediately snagged my attention.

Next thing I know I'm rereading the post and had to laugh to myself at the effect that one comment had. I guess what it did was tell me enough about you to create a connection. A connection that said I might really, really like your style of writing because of it. And as such, I, like catherine marie scott(who also posted a comment here) am most interested in picking up your book now.

Amazing what a simple comment in passing can do! :)


Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sylvia Day said...

Sharing a favorite book does create a bit of affinity. It's rather like sharing the same friends. :)

Thank you both so much for considering BAD BOYS AHOY!. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 3:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Mel Francis said...


Ruark Beauchamp is to DIE FOR! He is the perfect hero.

Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 4:28:00 PM EST  

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