And we're kicking it off with an icebreaker!
What is your name: Liz Parker
What do you write: YA fiction--mostly fantasy
How long have you been writing: Novels since 2009, all other assortment of goodies for many years.
What location have you chosen for your retreat: Red Lodge, Montana. I went to Montana as a senior trip in high school with 13 of my closest friends. We stayed in this beautiful lodge that was remote and perfect and everything I want in a writing retreat right now. I still remember on our last night how hard it rained (storms are a huge inspiration for me), and when it was done there was a moon bow.
How did you come up with the idea or find information for your current WIP: I had a dream of this girl running through the woods during a war. She was fast. She had some powers. My imagination took it from there. I wrote a very rough first draft during NaNoWriMo 2012, and after spending January researching and February working up an R&R outline, I'm back to writing! Perfect time for a retreat.
This is the brief synopsis from November:
Sixteen-year-old Danielle Claiborne didn’t want to have anything to do with the war between the states. But when Nashville is taken by Union soldiers, the war comes to Danielle. It doesn’t take the invaders long to discover Danielle’s secret: She has the Sight, the ability to draw on the power of the stars. And that makes her a weapon, one the Union wants to wield.
When the Union offers her mother and her home protection, Danielle agrees to give up the life she knew to become Danny Clemmons, a Seer for the Federals.
I'll dive into the writing exercises at lunch.
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