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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Guest Blogger Amy McCorkle

Any James Bond fans out there? Amy McCorkle's new story is Another Way to Die, a sexy, nail-biting thriller from MuseItUp Publishing. She kindly agreed to share some thoughts about the process of writing this story.

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Writing Another Way To Die wasn’t supposed to end in publication. That wasn’t the plan at all when I started it. I was putting together a screenplay and movie package and wanted something to do with my time while I waited for an actor to get back to me with an answer as to whether or not he would attach himself to that project and I needed something to keep me busy. And I wanted to write a James Bond story. More succinctly I wanted to fall in love with a character who looked suspiciously like Daniel Craig and voila, Daniel Logan was born.

Well, it wasn’t quite that simple. I thought I also wanted to tell a marathoning story. In the subsequent rewrites the only running involved were the chase sequences. And Daniel Logan turned out be the hero I fell in love with.

At the time I was reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That, combined with my own personal experiences, and a dash of high drama the core of the heroine’s (Almira Sands) backstory was settled on. And while the story is gritty and dark there is a HFN* involved and there are plans to eventually create stories for Luke Logan and another character.

I love my cover, I hated the editing process, not my editor, but the process, and am hopeful I never lose that much of a story again. LOL.

*HFN is an ending in which the characters are “happy for now.” -AEJ

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Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? If you'd like to purchase Another Way to Die, click here.

Learn more about Amy McCorkle by visiting her website.



6 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome! What's not to love about a character modeled after Daniel Craig? :)

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  2. Thank you. And yes he is rather delicious isn't he?

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  3. I love the James Bond films, Amy, and the sound of your book - although I'm not so keen on Daniel Craig (sorry)! in the role and the way the films have changed

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  4. I hope you'll all have a look see at my book, I would to know what you all think of it after you've read it.

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  5. I love the cover too. Makes the book look and sound that much more intriguing. Goodluck with it!

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