Jasmine's Place Issue No. 14 - December 2014 - Page 48

INSPIRATIONAL Diane started her writing career while she was still young, when she asked for a typewriter for Christmas. She pounded the keys writing poetry and short stories during her school years on an old black Royal manual. Today, she is the author of four books, and over three-hundred short stories. Here she talks about how her plots are formed, and the craft of writing a romantic novel. How are your plots formed? They’re thoughts that develop like a short story, only I go further with them. I am a fly-by the pants writer…and I don’t do a lot of plotting. I keep notes about names and ages of the characters, and do a lot of research in all my books. Thoughts, ideas come as I write and I fly with them. JASMINE'S PLACE 48