Hello everybody! Today I get to interview the lovely Morgan Huneke, author of many amazing books which you can check out here. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!
With out further ado, the interview!!
1. What do you think is the hardest part of writing?
Getting the first draft down on paper. It’s always so perfect in my mind, and then I get it down on paper, and it doesn’t even come close to that perfection. I see the flaws in the story, I realize how much I have yet to figure out about the plot. It can be rather discouraging, and quite difficult. Once I get that first draft done, though, I have something to work with to fix it and bring it up to, well, close to what it was in my mind. As hard as that first draft is, though, it is the time when I get to learn the most about my characters, and I do enjoy that.
I definitely agree! Though I’ve only made it past the first draft once…
2. What do you love most about writing?
There are so many things. I’d probably have to say the characters, though. I’ve always loved creating characters. It’s just so neat to start with nothing and use my imagination to create a whole person with family and friends and likes and dislikes and problems to face…never mind that I’m also the one who created the problems that are ruining his or her life. 🙂 I love getting to know them and spending time with them in my imagination. Though I also really love it when a book seems to write itself. That’s pretty awesome.
Characters are the best! It’s so cool to see their personalities unfold in mysterious ways. 🙂
3. Do you find it hard or easy to write in different genres?
Pretty easy, actually. The thing is, to me, anyway, the genre is mostly just the setting. The kind of story is what makes it different. I mean, Across the Stars is a sort of fantasy on another planet. The Experiment is a futuristic sci-fi/almost-dystopian. Time Captives is a portal fantasy. Yet every one of them is an action/adventure story with a political angle. Plus, I kind of tend to genre mix. Across the Stars has sci-fi spaceships and is in a sci-fi galaxy, but takes place mostly on an era-mixed magic-free fantasy type planet. And Time Captives most definitely has sci-fi elements, particularly in The Crossways. So really, I’m just not a genre writer. I write stories, and whatever genre setting it’s closest to is the one I choose to assign it. Because when I try to write genre fiction, I fail miserably.
That’s the same with me. I try to write in historical fiction, and it goes sci-fi. I try sci-fi, and then it turns into mystery. 😛
4. What was your favorite part of writing The Crossways?
Tough. My first instinct is to say Adriel’s story, because he’s definitely my favorite. I really did love writing about him, particularly his relationship with his siblings. Sibling relationships are some of my favorites to write. But…I think I’ll go with writing certain parts of Eleanor’s story. I’m not going to say too much because of spoilers, but I’m getting to that point where I want to throw in a little clean, sweet romance, and while that’s not exactly what Eleanor gets, I still got a little taste of writing it. And it’s so heartbreaking. If I cried over fiction, her story would definitely make me cry.
I loved both Adriel’s and Eleanor’s parts. Though Eleanor’s part did make me want to cry and give her the biggest hug ever.
5. Who is your least favorite character to write?
Hrm. I don’t know. Even Toarna and Captain Herb are interesting. Maybe Theodore Hubbard. While Emily is annoying, I kind of get her. Theodore, however, is really frustrating. I don’t like him. And he picks on poor Eleanor. After all she’s been through, he should at least leave her alone.
I know, it’s quite hard to pick a least favorite. And often times, the ‘bad people’ are quite fun to write about. 😉
6. And finally, what is your favorite part about your blog tours?
Well, I like reading the reviews for sure. I always like to hear what people think of my books. It’s a definite encouragement when writing gets tough to look and see, hey, people actually like what I write. But…I think I’d have to go with writing the character interview for my favorite. You’d think that I as the author would know everything there is to know about my characters, but I don’t. Maybe I just don’t ask the right questions, but I learn so much about them when I write those. And it’s just cool to get into their heads and see the answers come out in the way that they would talk.
I definitely enjoy reading the character interviews. People are so creative with their questions! 🙂
Thanks for your time Morgan! I enjoyed having you over at my blog!!
Thanks for having me!
Come back on Saturday to read my review of The Crossways!!
To see the rest of the blog tour and Morgan’s giveaway, click here.
About the Book
“M’lady, it has been fairly well confirmed that the Redona was hidden away by the merfolk at the conclusion of the Great War instead of destroyed as was commanded. My brother has confirmed to me Joseph’s belief that it was concealed at the Crossways.”
Toarna pressed her fingertips together in thought. “It must be recovered and destroyed as was at first intended.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, and Joey have been reunited with their long lost ancestors. But with that reunion comes the true beginning of their quest: free the rightful king of Calhortz so that he may be restored to his throne. The Redona, the only object that can free him from his long imprisonment, is rumored to be concealed in The Crossways, a mountain across the sea which cannot be entered.
A slave since birth, Adriel’s resentment and hatred towards the strytes only grows as his family is continually ripped from him. He longs for the freedom the Time Captives are prophesied to bring, but he doubts their existence, just as he doubts God’s love. Circumstances in Calhortz are so dire. How could they ever improve?
Who can enter The Crossways? Will the king ever be freed? Or will the slaves of Calhortz lose all hope of freedom before it is even offered to them?
The Crossways is the second book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.