This was an important post for me to write. Thanks to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for the opportunity.
Incubus Honeymoon (Arcana Imperii #1) by August Li
Cover Artist: Blake Dorner
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Interview with August Li
Trans and Enby Characters, Own Voices, and the Challenges Therein
I’ve written a lot of blog posts to promote this book. I was happy to see Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words offered a series of interview questions and that I wouldn’t have to think up an entire subject on my own. The interview starts with the statement “You can answer any or all of the questions.”
I only ended up answering one. You’ll see why.
How much of yourself goes into a character?
Quick answer: it depends. Empathy aside, a writer really has to draw on their own experiences, and if not specific experiences, then similar emotional events. Everyone has love, loss, frustration, and inspiration to draw from. A writer doesn’t need to deal with exactly…
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