Dianne Smithwick-Braden

Author of the Wilbarger County Mystery Series

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Question:   What's the best thing about being a writer?


     Dianne's Answer: I have a lot of fun when writing. I tend to be a bit of a practical joker. I use the jokster side of my persoanlity to keep my readers guessing.


Question: What's your advice for aspiring writers?


     Dianne's Answer:  Keep writing! Don't give up! You may have a lot of rejections before you find the agent or publisher that fits your writing style.


Question: How do you get inspired to write?


     Dianne's Answer:  I have a lot of thoughts and ideas swirling around in my head. Sometimes they come together to make a good plot for one of my stories.


Question: Where do you get your story ideas?


     Dianne's Answer:  I have very strange and vivid dreams. I either use those dreams or use them as a basis for a storyline.  There are parts of all three of my books that began as a dream.