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Interviews, Etc.





12/2001 NovelBooks, Inc. -- Direct link to Interview

Here's an excerpt:

Which of your characters surprised you the most by his/her growth and personality? Explain.

The Raven, who else? LOL. Originally, the character of Eeonathor Ravenwing was a minor foil to be Norfulk's henchman, because every villain has a stooge. But the Raven refused to accept that lot, and came VERY close to going too far toward capturing the book from his cousin. However, we have compromised-he gets to be the main character of the sequel.


11/2001 SimeGen Fantasy Spotlight -- Direct link to Interview

Here's an excerpt:

Anita: What do you think is the most important thing for you to do to continue to improve as a writer?

Rie: This is a question I have been asking myself a LOT lately, because I have been reading a lot of FABULOUS fantasy, and trying to decipher what it is that is core to its appeal. I think that it is the maturity of motivation that I need to work on. My characters may be compelling-and for the most part, I think they are-but they need to have more depth. And the description could be stronger too.


9/2001 SunnySide Up Publishing -- Direct link to Interview

Here's an excerpt:

If you could give one piece of advice to another up and coming writer, what would it be?

Go out and meet other writers--it can be in person, it can be online, whatever--but the networking is ESSENTIAL. I know most people would say "write"--and that is the second piece of advice I would give--but every good thing that has happened to me this summer--and there have been a LOT--on the writing front has been a result of networking and contacts.

What is your favorite book genre to read?

"Book" being the operative word--fantasy. I am a voracious reader, and I read everything--but I like fantasy best because of the fact that characters have to live by their wits a lot more regularly than say science fiction where there is usually a handy piece of technology available.


7/2001 Eternal Night -- Direct link to Interview

Here's an excerpt:

What was your first professional sale? How did it feel when you
received the acceptance?

My first professional sale was a poem to the print magazine DREAMS OF DARKNESS. Honestly, when I got the envelope, I was positive it was another rejection, and when it wasn’t, I immediately called my mother! I ruined their bookkeeping though, because that $5.00 check is in a frame on my desk at work. 

Why do you like SF/F/H?

Because you can be transported away to another place and time and not have the logistical problems you’d have to have dealt with in reality. (Like plumbing and hygiene...) No, seriously, because you get to dream, to imagine other worlds and peoples. And do it in the safety of your own home.


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