Sawyer Belle

Biography

I'm a thirty-something wife, mother and hopeless yarn-spinner. I believe in good food, good friends, good wine, and good stories. I'm not trying to teach you something. I'm trying to entertain you and reinforce that fable that we all want so desperately to believe in: the triumph of good over evil and the undiminishing power of great love.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! The first story I ever wrote was in first grade and it was my first dabble into historical fiction. I wrote about the travels of Christopher Columbus, but I wrote about it from the perspective of his fictitious pet dog, a Beagle named Amerigo. I did all of the illustrations as well, and I still have it!
What is your writing process?
Before I ever write a word, I know pretty much how I want the story to go. I have spent months learning my characters, thinking them through different scenarios to get a handle on how they'd act and react to the various twists and turns I'm going to put them through. Every writer is different, but I like to outline. However, I write an outline with the expectation that my finished product is probably not going to look anything like it.

So, after months of thinking about people, places and plot twists, I research and research and research. The fact is, by the time I've actually begun writing, the process has been underway for probably close to half a year. I tend to fly through the actual writing. I'm not one of those people who agonizes over perfect sentence structure and flow in the first draft. I usually just have so much storyline pounding in my head that I need to get it on paper.

Then, the last and most difficult part of the process for me: editing. I spend as much time, if not more, editing the book as I do thinking about it beforehand. Here is where I look for the obvious grammar issues. I also look for plot holes, anachronisms and uniformity, balance and general entertainment value. So, for me, it is safe to say that I probably spend about a year on each project.
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Books

Big Sky Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,770. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
First love is the most powerful, but it can also be the most painful. For Brent, it is beyond reach and beyond hope. For Mackenna, it is worth fighting through the barriers of fear, distance and timing. In spite of everything keeping them apart, their hearts are joined and determined to prove love's greatest quality. Its endurance.

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