I’ve thought a lot about writing styles as I work on my novel. I’ve noticed that not everyone does it the ‘textbook style’, some have a very different way to plot out a story. I consider a textbook style to be where you chart your characters, plot your story, then write it following your outline. Cat Sierra, however, names her characters, after much research of the area she is writing in, then lets the characters speak, or dictate, the story to her. I am somewhere between the two styles, except I don’t commit my outline to paper, just roll it around in my mind. Sad to say, I do tend to be bogged down with ideas because I am worried about the end product instead of writing and letting the plot flow to me, like Cat does.
Cat brings a vibrancy to her characters and talks about them as if they are real. I believe that is why her stories are so endearing, they become real to the author. I believe every author becomes a ‘parent’ to their character and makes them a part of their life. It’s what makes the story come alive and bloom.
I hope you enjoyed this insight into one of the authors of Cyncat Productions.